Pita bread comes in plastic bags and is stale a lot of the time so I’ve always wanted to try making it myself. I tried a long time ago using my oven, but it didn’t work. So I tried using the stovetop this time and it worked out really well. Here’s how to make you own pita bread – no plastic bags involved!
- 1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- oil for frying
Whisk together warm water, yeast and sugar. Let proof for five minutes.
Combine flour and salt.
Add yeast mixture to flour mixture and mix until you have a dough. Knead for about five minutes, then place in a greased bowl. Let rise for about an hour or until doubled in size.
Punch down dough and divide it into eight pieces.
Brush a cast iron skillet with a little bit of oil. Place the skillet over medium-high heat. Take one piece of dough and roll it out into a disk.
Place the disk on the hot skillet.
Cook until you see bubbles starting to form. Flip the disk over.
It should start to puff up a bit. Cook for about a minute, then flip it back over. Now it should really start to puff up.
Cook for about a minute on the other side, then it’s finished! It will deflate once you remove it from the skillet. Serve with tsatsiki and other Mediterranean dishes (coming soon).