Serve these homemade pitas, warm from the oven, with baba ghanoush or garlicky hummus.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pour water into the bowl of an electric mixer. Sprinkle yeast over water, and stir to dissolve. Use the paddle attachment to mix in 1 1/2 cups flour. Cover bowl; let sit in a warm place for about 1 1/2 hours, until dough has doubled in bulk.

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  • Sprinkle salt over flour and yeast mixture, and add olive oil and remaining 1 1/2 cups flour. Mix on medium-low speed until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.

  • Transfer dough to a floured work surface, and knead about 10 turns, forming a ball. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until dough has doubled in bulk, about 1 1/4 hours.

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees. Turn dough out onto a board, and cut in half. Cut each half into four pieces, and form each piece into a ball. Cover them loosely with a piece of plastic wrap to keep the dough from drying out. On a floured work surface, roll two balls into circles 7 inches in diameter and slightly less than 1/4 inch thick. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet until puffed and light brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Repeat, baking two pita breads at a time.

Reviews (4)

39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
11/21/2013
As usual it didnt puff at all but tasted really good.
Rating: Unrated
02/08/2013
Cut the salt to 1teaspoon, it turns out perfectly. :)
Rating: Unrated
03/22/2008
Sorry, I meant to say 1 TB of salt was too much for my liking.
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Rating: Unrated
03/22/2008
I think the 1 TB might be too much. Mine looked good, but was too salty.