Pita (also known as pita bread, Arabic bread etc.) is a yeasted wheat flatbread originating from North-African, to Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. It is usually eaten with sauces, dips and fillings. Dishes that use pita include kebab, gyros, and shwarma.
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
- 250 ml (1 cup) warm water
- 1 tbsp instant yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 500 ml (2 cups or 17 fl oz) durum wheat flour
Procedure[edit | edit source]
- Dissolve the yeast in a bowl of warm water. Add salt, oil and flour, mix it, and knead it into a dough.
- Let the dough rise to twice its size.
- Divide the risen dough into 8 pieces and shape them into balls.
- Then roll the balls into flat and round pita breads (to a diameter of 15 cm or 6 inches).
- Let the breads rise in a warm place covered with a cloth for about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 225°C (435°F) for about 12 minutes.
Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]
- Cut the bread into two pieces so it can be used like a sandwich filled with salad or meat. Or the exact same, wrapped into a roll.
- Pita is delicious when dipped in sauces. There are lots of possible ideas and combinations!