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Easy Homemade Pita Bread

Try this easy homemade pita bread. You will love it! It’s so simple and quick to make, and delicious hot straight from the oven.
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Prep Time : 5 mins
Cook Time : 25 mins
Kneading and Resting : 1 hour
Total Time : 30 mins
Course : Mains, Sides
Servings : 16 pita breads
Calories : 169 : kcal
Author : Harriet

INGREDIENTS

  • 300 grams water at room temperature
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 60 grams salted butter at room temperature
  • 375 grams white bread flour (also known as bakers flour/strong flour)
  • 150 grams wholemeal flour or rye flour or white bread flour
  • 50 grams milk powder
  • 2 ½ teaspoons dry instant - dried baker’s yeast

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place all the ingredients into your bread machine’s baking pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Insert the pan into the bread machine. Select the dough cycle.

  • When the machine has completed the kneading cycle, leave the dough bread machine to rest, for at least 30 - 60 minutes.

Pre heat oven to 230°C (450°F)

  • Place the dough on to a work bench. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces and shape into balls.
    Tip: Weigh the dough for even sized pieces.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll each ball into flat discs, about 2mm (⅛”) thick and 14cm (5.5”) in diameter.
  • Place two to three pitas on an up-turned cake rack, place in the oven and use a water spray bottle to mist the inside of the oven before closing the door. Bake for 4-6 minutes. 
    Note: The misting and the high heat will help the pocket form inside the pita bread.
  • Remove from the oven when they have puffed and are still white in colour. Stack and wrap in a clean towel to keep warm and soft.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Pita Bread
Serving Size
 
1 pita bread
Amount per Serving
Calories
169
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
11
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
403
mg
18
%
Potassium
 
119
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
123
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
36
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Disclosure