HOMEMADE PITA BREAD, Khubz🔆 Making your own pita bread is such fun. Pita puffs up like a balloon in the oven, and like most other breads, it is best enjoyed fresh and warm with a dipping sauce or grilled veggies or meat. Pita remains puffed so can easily be turned into pockets.
My first attempt and it came out perfect– it tastes better than what we buy. I love that I can make the dough for this ahead of time and pinch off just enough for one quick pita whenever I want it. This easy recipe is inspired from by sami_tamimi .
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups all-purposed flour
1/4 cup dry skimmed milk powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1. Put 1 cup lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast and sugar. Stir to dissolve until mixture is frothy, about 15 minutes.
2. Add salt, olive oil and nearly all of all-purpose flour, milk and knead into a dough, ~6-8 minutes; the dough should be soft and a bit moist. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, then cover with a towel. Put bowl in a warm place. Leave until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
3. Heat oven to 500 degrees F and place a heavy-duty baking sheet. Punch down dough and divide into 8 pieces of equal size. Form each piece into a little ball. Place dough balls on work surface, cover with a damp towel and leave for 10 minutes.
4. Remove 1 ball and press into a flat disc with rolling pin. Roll to a 6-inch circle. Leave again to rise under a damp towel for 20 more minutes
5. Carefully lift the dough circle and place quickly on hot baking sheet. After 2 minutes the dough should be nicely puffed. Turn over with tongs or spatula and bake 1 minute more. Transfer warm pita to a napkin-lined basket and cover so bread stays soft. Repeat with the rest of the dough balls.