- 3 cups Flour
- 1 cup Warm Water
- 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
- 2 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Salt
This is my favorite recipe for Pita Bread, it’s light, fluffy and simply delicious. Not to mention healthy, and easy to make, but don’t tell my family I said that because they think I’m a culinary genius ha! You too can be a culinary genius in your family, and skip the bakery this week by impressing them with a batch of homemade Greek Pita Bread. I like to make my Pita bread in batches, so I tend to double this recipe to make either 16 small pitas or 12 large, but that’s up to you. This recipe will make 6 “thick” pitas or 8 “thinner” pitas, it all depends on how you shape them. The smaller “thick” are best for stuffing and the “thin” are best for dipping. I encourage you to try both, for this recipe I made thinner ones, either way its just as delicious, so lets get started.
To make the Pita Bread.
- In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in your warm water, and then add 1 cup of your flour in. Mix it all together and let it stand for 15 minutes to rise. You will notice a gooier mixture with some bubbling once step 1 is done.
- Now add 2 tbsp of olive oil and salt into your pita mixture, and the rest of your flour. Mix again slowly, until the dough is soft and smooth (and slightly sticky) if the dough sticks to the bowl you can then add in more flour slowly but not to much.
- Using your hands knead the dough for about 10 minutes in the bowl and then remove it and place on a lightly floured surface, form into a ball and then place back in the bowl and drizzle olive oil over the bread. Before covering with a dry towel and allowing to rise for 2 hours.
- Now take the dough out of the bowl and knead a little bit with your hands. Split in -6-8 evenly sized pieces on a floured surface and form into pita bread shapes, either with your hands or use a rolling pin.
- Make about 1 cm thick pitas and let them rise for 30 minutes covered with saran wrap before cooking.
To Cook the Pita Bread.
- Heat a non-sticking frying skillet to medium-high heat with a (little bit of oil) and fry each pita bread for about 3 minutes on each side and turn over and repeat x2, until slightly browned and air bubbles appear.
- Serve and Enjoy!
Note: If your placing food inside the pitas, allow them to cool before taking a sharp thin knife and cutting it down the side. Pita Bread can be frozen easily by placing in a zip lock bag. Just place parchment paper in-between each one. This will seal in the freshness and allow you to remove each piece, one at a time as needed.
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