Homemade Pitta Bread


Making your own pitta bread is simple, cheap and gives that little extra flourish to your dish. Pittas are great to fill, or to serve with your favourite Greek dishes.

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Homemade pitta bread
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-04-16, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 45 minutes.

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Updated at: 30-01-2024

45 minutes 6 people Side dishes
Homemade pitta bread


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  • 350 g flour
  • 235 ml warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
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  • Stand mixer with dough hook, or knead the dough by hand
  • Oven + pizza stone
    • Use a baking tray if you don't have a pizza stone
  • Tea towel

Homemade Pitta Bread

45 minutes 6 people Side dishes

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Preparation – 15 minutes + waiting time

Make sure the water is slightly warmer than lukewarm, but not hot. Mix the water with the dry yeast and sugar; this will activate the yeast. Let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the mixture is quite foamy.

Mix the flour, salt and olive oil in the bowl of a stand mixer. Carefully pour the yeast mixture into the bowl and knead the dough for at least 5 minutes on medium speed, or until a dough ball forms.

Remove the dough ball from the bowl of the stand mixer and spread a little olive oil in the bowl. Place the dough ball back in the bowl and cover with a clean, damp tea towel. Let the dough stand for at least an hour to double in size.

Homemade pitta bread
Homemade pitta bread

Baking the pitta bread – 30 minutes

Lightly dust your work surface with flour and divide the large dough ball into 6 equal portions (15-20 cm sized balls). Leave to rest uncovered for at least 15 minutes.

Roll the dough balls to flatten slightly. Preheat the oven to a temperature of 230 degrees Celsius.

Place the pitas on the pizza stone or baking tray until they puff up. This usually takes around 3 minutes, so keep an eye on them while they're in the oven. Turn the pitta bread after 3 minutes, and bake the other side for 3 to 4 minutes. Enjoy!

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