An easy and delicious alternative to buying pita bread. It takes four ingredients you probably already have in your cabinet and definitely worth it if you think about all the processed ingredients and GMO’s you’re saving your body. BONUS these can also be made into pita chips.
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 1/2 – 3 cups All Purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1-2 teaspoons olive oil
In a bowl, mix the yeast and water together. Let sit for 5 minutes to foam. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, salt, and 1 teaspoon olive oil to the water/yeast mixture and combine. I used a flexible spatula here to incorporate all the ingredients because it can be a little messy.
Then, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until dough forms. In a bowl, lightly coat it with a olive oil and place dough in the bowl. Cover and let sit for 1 1/2 hours until doubled in size.
Once doubled, take out the dough and lightly knead on a floured surface until ready to handle. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. At this point, preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out dough balls into 7-8 inch circles, making it pretty thin. Place the dough circles on the baking sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes until they are fully puffed up. Take out a let cool for a few minutes. Serve warm with dip or plain.
To reheat, heat a stove top pan on medium heat. Place pita on pan for about 5 minutes on each side or until toasted to your liking.
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