"This is a great pita bread recipe I got from a friend who works at a great Greek restaurant here in my town. Slice pita in half and fill pockets with your favorite filling, or for dipping, cut into wedges and pan fry in a little olive oil." — Dennis Morazan
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active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups
warm water (100 to 110 degrees F/40 to 45 degrees C)
3 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour, or as needed - divided
1 1/2 teaspoons
These turned out really well. Even with half whole wheat flour, they rose nicely and my family all enjoyed them!
I just made these and followed the directions to a T. It was a little waiting game but the result was the freshest, tastiest pitas we've ever tasted; my 6 y.o. ate 2 and wanted more! Thank you!
This was really really good, and easy to make!! I will be making these again without a doubt!
I could only get 3 of these to "puff" up in the oven. The others were flat. Taste was great!
Perfect pitas! Wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. Have been searching for a pita recipe through all my traditional cookbooks. Thanks Dennis! My search is over. So simple to make.
I used compressed, instant yeast. Worked like a charm. The pita tasted great. Unfortunately, baking the pita doesn't produce the nice burnt spots that I'd like. My only complaint was that they were difficult to peel open after slicing them down the middle.
Nice, simple recipe! I used unsalted butter instead of shortening, and I sprinkled corn meal on the baking sheet which worked out really well. After throwing the first few pitas in the oven I accidentally realized that allowing the individual pitas to rise for a third time (after rolling out) ended up making nice, solid pockets and a firmer outer shell. Definitely tasty and will save this recipe for later!
Like the previous commenter I used half whole wheat flour for a total of three cups and these came out wonderfully! Better than store bought and so easy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Traditional Pita Breads
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 42
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