Homemade Pitas, Baby!


I’ve shared my love for the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day recipe before.


And my love only grows.

This recipe?

Makes the BEST pitas.

The. Best.

Pitas are beyond easy to make.

And homemade pitas offer up a HUGE bang for your buck not only in cost savings but in the ‘WOW!’ factor that comes along with them.

As in, “WOW! I didn’t know you could make your own pitas at home!”

And, “WOW! These taste great! Are there more?”

(My kids made these comments repeatedly as they stuffed their faces over and over again.)

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Make up a batch of dough following the directions in the YouTube video.

3 cups lukewarm water

1.5 tablespoons yeast

1.5 tablespoons sea salt

6.5 cups unsifted, unbleached, all purpose white flour  (you can add in some wheat or other flour if you would like)

Add yeast and salt to warm water.  Mix in flour.  Dough is ready when everything is uniformly moist, without dry patches.

Cover you dough with a non-airtight lid.  Allow to rise at room temp for about 2 hours, until the dough begins to collapse.

Dough is ready to use.

Put any unused dough in the fridge!

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Roll out your dough into circles.

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Or, if you are like me, into shapes that as closely resemble circles as possible.

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Oh, my heart.  ‘Tis all a flutter……

Then I just preheated my oven to 500 degrees, and on a HOT jellyroll/cookie sheet I placed a uncooked pita. (Actually, I did about 3 at a time.)

The recipe says to bake for about 10-13 minutes. I just took them out when they were lightly browned on top.

The pitas puffed up beautifully and were simply gorgeous when I took them out of the oven.

(tip: After taking your pitas out of the oven, place them on a cooling rack wrapped up in a clean cup towel. This will help to keep your fresh pitas soft and give them more of an authentic feel.)

This is where I wish I had a giant ‘ta-da!’ picture of a pile of freshly made pitas to show you.

However, the vultures that call this place home devoured them before I could even get to my camera.

Reaffirming the fact that these are The. Best. Pitas ever!

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