DIY Pita Bread (from

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 248.9
  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 390.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 Tbsp yeast
    1 1/4 cup water
    1 tsp salt
    3 1/4 cup flour (I used bread flour)


I used 3 cups flour in the dough, and 1/4 cup for flouring my surface during kneading and rest period.


Dissolve yeast in water for about 5 minutes in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add salt and 1 1/2 cups flour and with the dough hook, beat to make a batter. Add additional flour until a rough shaggy mass is formed. Knead 8 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Add more flour if it is too sticky.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into six pieces for large pitas. Form dough into balls, then flatten with a rolling pin into 1/4" thickness as this is what helps them "puff".
Let rest on the floured surface 30-40 minutes until slightly puffed.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. With a large spatula, flip the rounds of dough upside down on to a baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until light golden. Stick around for the first five minutes of baking when the pitas perform their magic and puff up from flat pancakes to proud, four inch high pitas.
These store for up to days well wrapped, or frozen for three weeks.

Serving Size: makes 6 6" pitas

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HKBATEMAN228.

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