Here is the recipe I used to make pita bread – last night and again tonight for steak/onion/feta sandwiches. It’s easy and came out both times just right! This recipe makes 16 6″ (roughly) pitas. I added some garlic powder to the ones I made tonight. Really good stuff. And, it doesn’t take long to make at all.
4 c. flour
4 1/2 tsp. yeast (I used 4 tsp and it was fine)
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. hot (not boiling water)
2-3 cups of flour
1. Pour salt and water into large mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top of water and let it sit there for about 5 minutes – until it gets bubbly.
2. Add in 4 c. of flour and mix well. It will be sticky.
3. Add in the remaining flour – I used an additional 3 c.
4. Mix until you have a soft still sticky dough.
5. Turn out on floured board and knead for another 5-8 minutes. I usually just knead the dough right in the bowl while I sit and watch a few minutes of trashy tv.
6. Divide dough into 16 balls – try not to handle it too much.
7. Roll out each ball until it’s about 1/4″ thick and 6″ in diameter.
8. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and let it rise in a warm place for 25-35 minutes. (Mine barely rises and it comes out fine)
9. Preheat oven to 500.
10. Bake at 500 for 4 minutes. Flip the breads and put back in for another four minutes.
11. Wrap in a dish towel for 3-4 minutes right out of the oven.