Pantry Cooking: Pita Breads from scratch

We had a Marks & Spencer shop here, but unfortenately it was closed many years ago. I really liked their whole wheat pita bread, something you couldn’t buy anywere. I make my own bread since 1990 or so. When I couldn’t buy the whole wheat pita breads,  I started making my own.

Here is a very easy recipe to make pita bread. We like them with all kind of stuffings. I do make them from home ground whole wheat, but you can replace the recipe with white flour if you prefer. You have to adjust the water, because whole wheat absorbs more water than white flour.

15 grams dried yeast
450 grams home ground whole wheat flour
300 ml of luck warm water
2 teaspoons of salt

Mix the warm water with the flour and give it a quick mix (I use my kitchen aid, with the stress on aid) and add the yeast, mix some more and add the salt. Mix until you have a firm dough. Leave the dough covered in a warm place to rise for about 1-1 1/2 hours until the dough is risen double in size.

Knead the dough again and make small balls of the dough. Push the dough balls into flat circles of 1/2 cm thick. Leave to rise for another 15-20 minutes, covered under a towel.

Put the breads on backing sheet, covered with baking paper, sprinkle them lightly with some water and bake for 10 minutes in an oven of 240 Celsius until they are done but not brown in colour.

Leave them to cool on a rack.

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4 thoughts on “Pantry Cooking: Pita Breads from scratch

    • Thank you Frugalfeeding, I agree, best thing in life: breads:) the pita breads are so simple! Try them, you love them! We ate them with home made falafel, home made hummus and a tahini sauce, really nice…

    • Daisy,
      they are very simple! it just takes some time rising and waiting.. but I use home ground, whole wheat flour which makes a more dense bread, you can make them lighter and use a mixture of whole wheat and some white flour or only white flour. they will rise better too…

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