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Easy Homemade Pita Bread

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Making homemade bread for many seems a daunting task, it can be difficult depending on what type of bread you choose. I become instantly confused when I read about hydration levels and keeping a starter alive has eluded me. I came upon this recipe for homemade pita on Food52 years ago, saved it but have never made it. The recipe comes from Linda aka Lapadia, a great cook and community member and a trusted and consistent source of delicious recipes. This bread couldn’t be easier, it comes together so easily only has one rise of 2 hours and bakes quickly.n

Homemade pita bread is delicious, you can make this and freeze the bread using only what you need or use. I like to heat directly on my gas burner turning with tongs.

I am bringing these with me to fiesta Friday #175 and guess what I am cohosting this week with Monika @ everyday healthy recipes

Hope you all stop by the party it’s always a good time for all!!

Pita Bread

made 10 pita but depends on the size how any the recipe yields

recipe on Food52 by Lapadia

3 1/4 cups bread flour ( I used 3 cups bread flour and 1/4 cup spelt)

2 1/2 tsp instant yeast

2 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups lukewarm water

Mix all ingredients together and gather with your hands into a cohesive ball. Cover with tea towel and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in bulk.

heat oven to 500 degrees. Pita likes a hot oven.

break off pieces of dough and roll into a circle fairly thin approximately 1/4 inch thick. Place on baking sheet and bake until lightly browned and puffed about 8 minutes.

I made a sandwich with homemade black bean veggie burger, micro arugula, pickled vegetables, tomato and thousand island dressing.  It was So good,  good highly recommend that you try making this bread.

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  1. This looks so yummy…pita bread is so delicious for sandwiches!

    June 9, 2017
  2. I love pita bread with curry so much, but it really is for any occasion!

    June 9, 2017
  3. Soon going to try this recipe Suzanne! And I loved your pita burger sandwich!

    June 9, 2017
    • Thank you so much. Sonal, I made the veggie burgers last week and froze them they are delicious on the bread, thank you❤️❤️

      June 9, 2017
  4. Oh yum ! This sounds amazing and easy. I have to make this. I have a fear of instant yeast, so let’s hope it does rise even though the weather is not too hot here. Hugs to Percy 🙂 x

    June 9, 2017
  5. I got lazy baking bread because it’s so easy these days to pick up a great loaf or anything else. I love this recipe and will try it soon. Your sandwich looks so good, it shows your love for good food.

    June 9, 2017
    • Thank you so much Gerlinde. It really is so much easier to buy but honestly this recipe is so easy to make I loved doing it. Have a wonderful weekend!!

      June 9, 2017
  6. Yummy!

    June 9, 2017
  7. They look perfect!

    June 9, 2017
  8. I’ve had a little trouble with home-made Pita and tried it two times. Now I have a trusted recipe! Beautifully done, Suzanne…Love the way that sandwich looks!!

    June 9, 2017
    • These puffed perfectly. I found that the trick is not to over roll leaving them a little puffy. The bread I rolled really thin did not puff as nicely. Thank you so much!!

      June 9, 2017
  9. skd #

    The pitas have fluffed so well just as they should. It must have given you so much satisfaction to get them right Suzanne👍🏻⭐️

    June 9, 2017
    • I was so happy they puffed so nicely. It’s such a great recipe thank you so much Nancy!!❤️

      June 9, 2017
  10. Better home made with the delicious perfume ! Thank you, dear Suzanne )
    I am feeling something like … appetite with the view you give !
    amitiés et bises – pour un bon week-end – france 🙂

    June 9, 2017
    • Merci France, Le pain fraîchement cuit a un délicieux arôme. I love baking and especially bread, have a wonderful weekend 😘😘😘😘

      June 9, 2017
  11. As a German I am all into making my own bread, so thanks! This might be a silly question, but what is bread flour, could I make it myself?

    June 9, 2017
    • Hi Jenny; bread flour is just a stronger flour, higher gluten. You can use regular flour if you don’t have or can’t find bread flour. It will work just fine with regular all purpose flour. Thank you so much.

      June 9, 2017
      • Ok, gotcha. We have high gluten flour here, too. Thanks!

        June 9, 2017
      • Yes that’s all bread flour is, stronger flour. Let me know what you think when you make them and thanks so much.

        June 9, 2017
  12. These look perfect! I love making pita bread, but haven’t made it recently, as I tend to eat too much of it too quickly! 🙂

    June 9, 2017
    • Mine went straight into the freezer I can eat way too much!! Good olive oil, hummus, feta and pita is my favorite thing!! Thank you so much Ronit!!

      June 9, 2017
  13. Hi Suzanne, nice to meet you and your lovely creative blog! How should we split our Fiesta Friday co-hosting duties? Would you like to comment on the odd numbers and I’ll take the even ones? Or vice versa?

    June 9, 2017
    • Hi Monika, so nice to meet you as well! Yes I will take the odd numbers was going to contact you today also!!

      June 9, 2017
      • Great, happy FF:)

        June 9, 2017
  14. Yum! Nothing better than warm, fresh baked bread!

    June 9, 2017
  15. Looks perfect

    June 9, 2017
  16. I’ve been looking for a recipe for pita bread! I can’t wait to try it. I’ll have to use whole wheat flour – have you made this recipe with whole wheat? The black bean burger sounds wonderful! I’m already hungry just talking about it! 😊

    June 9, 2017
    • You could use whole wheat flour but may have to add more water. The dough should be soft and a little sticky. I added a little spelt flour. Food 52 has a recipe on their site for whole wheat pita you can go on their and look at it to see what if they do anything differently. It’s a great recipe, I lIke because it’s so easy. Thank you so much!

      June 9, 2017
  17. Looks perfect, Suzanne! Love the sandwich too 🙂

    June 9, 2017
  18. This “fear of making bread” cook thinks she could even pull this off, if she only had time! Lovely pitas, Suzanne!

    June 10, 2017
  19. You make everything look so easy. Your sandwich looks delicious!

    June 10, 2017
  20. That pita bread looks so delicious! I just made a bowl of hummus so these would be the perfect thing to pair with it. And your cutting board is just stunning!!

    June 10, 2017
  21. The Dimestore Gypsy #

    this looks yummy! I love fresh baked pita bread. I will definitely have to try this out. Thank for sharing!

    June 10, 2017
  22. You sound like my sister…

    Vegie Burger…🌷…Happy Saturday

    June 10, 2017
    • Every now and then I love a veggie burger but I have yet to be able to make one that I love. Trying a recipe for shake shacks mushroom burger this week maybe that will be the one!!

      June 10, 2017
  23. It is awesome, Suzanne! I can fill up my mouth with two without any problem. 🙂 I love it, beautiful pocket! Thanks!

    June 10, 2017
  24. Hi Suzanne– I’ve only ever had packaged pita– and I’m imagining this is a whole other food group!! The picture all stuffed and ready to eat is so inviting!! You are amazing. xox

    June 11, 2017
  25. Beautiful perfect pittas 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    June 11, 2017
  26. Wow! These pitas look incredibly beautiful! I never made again after I failed for the first time. Thank you for sharing and for co-hosting this week’s FF!

    June 11, 2017
  27. I’ve never made pita bread but I suspect it’s a lot better than the store bought kind. #FF

    June 11, 2017
  28. Suzanne…you were right, this was downright easy to make and the family loved it. The only challenge was that a few got too crisp but we were able to use them for dipping 🙂 Thank you for the lovely recipe and inspiring us to make our own pita…it made my Sunday dinner!!

    June 11, 2017
    • I am so happy Zeba, it really is easy. You know I had the same thing happen some didn’t puff well and got crisp but they were still good. So happy you made them!! Thank you!!❤️

      June 11, 2017
  29. There’s something wonderfully homey about this, Suzanne — even though I didn’t grow up with pita bread. Any kind of bread and I’m in! Hugs.

    June 13, 2017
  30. Nice, Suzanne! Thanks for cohosting! Take care! XOXO

    June 16, 2017
  31. Those pitas look perfect, and I love that board. Is it one of Michaels?

    June 21, 2017
  32. I haven’t made pita bread in awhile. These are just perfect pockets. I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

    June 22, 2017
  33. This looks delicious. I never tried to make pita bread before. I have to try this sometime!

    June 23, 2017
  34. I love pita bread and yours looks perfect!!

    June 23, 2017
  35. I love pita bread and this looks so good! I’m glad to hear it’s not that hard to make-I’ve always been a little intimidated at the thought of making it!

    June 24, 2017
  36. XOXO to you Suzanne…my old F52er sister from another mother, friend! Just happened to check into my WordPress site, haven’t been there since February. Glanced over at the blog links I have listed and clicked on your link (out of the blue) to see what you have been up to, and then, lo and behold I see your Pita post, I am so happy you have finally gotten around to trying the recipe, they are so fun to make . Love the sandwich you made, love black bean veggie burgers and btw a favorite recipe of one happens to be on F52. Anyway, talk again, hopefully sooner than later…

    June 29, 2017
    • Linda yay, so happy to see you thank you so much. You know I have been meaning to make this for the longest but wasn’t sure I could do it!! You sure did make it easy and I am so thrilled with the results. Hope to see you again soon miss you lots!!❤️❤️

      June 29, 2017
  37. I could probably live on bread. This looks delicious!

    July 2, 2017

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