Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade Pita Bread

  • Preparation 35 min
  • Cooking 25 min
  • Raising 1 h 15 min
  • Servings 8
  • Freezes Yes

Making your own pita is surprisingly simple—and fast, with only an hour to wait while the dough rises. Even more astonishing is the taste (and smell!) of these fluffy, lightly aromatic aniseed flatbreads while still warm. Much like when you’re making pancakes, the pan needs to reach just the right temperature and oil quotient before the pitas come out perfect, so expect to have to sacrifice the first one or two (by which we mean “taste testing”).

Featured in RICARDO Magazine (SPRING 2018)
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian

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Ingredients

    • 1 3/4 cups (265 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 tsp instant dry yeast
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground aniseed (optional)
    • 3/4 cup (180 ml) warm water
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil

Preparation

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