New Year’s Resolution: Eat Less Processed Foods
Result: This ridiculous pita bread.
Why did I ever buy pita bread before? Homemade is insanely good, and it only has like 4 ingredients. And it really didn’t take that much time! I mean I doubt I will make this every time I need pita bread, but I know I will regret it when I don’t!
Start with a little hot water! Not too hot, too hot will kill the yeast. Let’s call it warm.
Put the water in your stand mixer, or a bowl, and add the yeast…
Combine and let it sit a little.
And lots of olive oil…
Then add the flour.
Combine well with the bread hook attachment until it looks something like this.
Cover and let rise to double. Then cut it on a GREASED SURFACE. It is better than using floured!! I put floured in the original recipe, but oil is much better!!!
Cut it into 6-8 pieces. If you do six, you will have a much larger pita.
Take one ball at a time and roll it out on a nice GREASED surface. Don’t roll it too thin. It will puff a lot but you still want it to be thick and poofy.
Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet on medium, brush with a little olive oil. Place the dough on the griddle and cook on this side for about 2 minutes, until it starts to bubble.
Once it has bubbled up, flip it!
Let it cook for about two more minutes on this side. Cover the cooked pitas with a clean cloth.
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cups flour, plus extra for dusting and rolling.
- Combine the yeast and warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Add the olive oil and salt. Mix gently.
- Add the flour and knead with bread hook for 2 minutes. Let rest in the bowl covered for 1 hour.
- Remove dough from bowl and knead by hand for another minute.
- Cut dough into 6-8 pieces, depending on the size of pita you want.
- Roll out each piece of dough into 1/4 inch thick rounds.
- Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet on medium high.
- Cook the dough for 2 minutes on one side, until it begins to bubble.
- Flip the dough and cook for another two minutes.
- Keep the cooked pita under a clean cloth while cooking the rest of the dough.
- Enjoy with grilled meats and Tzatziki!