Pita Bread Recipe

This easy Pita Bread Recipe makes 7 rounds

pita bread recipe

Pita Bread

One of my favorite things to make is bread and although I can make it from scratch with all the hand kneading I really prefer to let my bread machine do the work. That way I can take the dough out and shape it into a loaf, rolls, or in this case pita rounds! Simple ingredients, homemade goodness.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 2 c bread flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast

Directions

Add ingredients to the machine according to your manufacturer’s directions. For me I add them in the order given above.

Select dough cycle. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Divide into 7 portions; Shape each portion into a smooth ball. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll each ball into a 6-inch circle. Cover dough and let rise about 30 minutes or till slightly puffed.

On a greased baking sheet arrange 2-3 dough rounds. Bake in 450 degree oven for 5-7 minutes or till bread is puffed and tops are beginning to brown, turning once after 3 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough.

To serve, cut rounds in half and fill with filling or wrap bread around filling. I like to serve the pita bread with hummus as an appetizer. I cut the rounds into quarters and arrange them in a circle on a serving platter with the hummus or other dip in the middle. So good!

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