Pita Bread Recipe

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Looking for an easy Pita Bread recipe? Learn how to make Pita Bread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kosherbean

Makes 10 servings



Soft, thick, chewy pita bread warm out of the oven...

Recipe Ingredients for Pita Bread

1/2 cup warm water
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup water, lukewarm

Recipe Directions for Pita Bread

  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Let sit for 10-15 minutes until water is frothy.

  2. Combine flour and salt in large bowl.

  3. Make a small depression in the middle of lour and pur yeast water in depression.

  4. Slowly add 1 cup of warm water, and stir with wooden spoon or rubber spatula until elastic.

  5. PLace dough on floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes.

  6. When the dough is no longer stick and is smooth and elastic, it has been successfully kneaded.

  7. Coat large bowl with vegetable oil and place dough in bowl. Turn dough upside down so all of the dough is coated.

  8. Allow to sit in a warm place for about 3 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

  9. Once doubled, roll out in a rope, and pinch off 10-12 small pieces. Place balls on floured surface. Let sit covered for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 270deg C. and make sure rack is at the very bottom of oven. Be sure to preheat your baking sheet/tray also.

  10. Roll out each ball of dough with a rolling pin into circles. Each should be about 5-6 inches across and 1/4 inch thick.

  11. Bake each circle for 4 minutes until the bread puffs up. Turn over and bake for 2 minutes.

  12. Remove each pita with a spatula from the baking sheet and add additional pitas for baking.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 75.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
141
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.4g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
293mg
12%
Potassium
59mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
29.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
4.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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