Pita bread is not too different from making any other bread.
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- Spray bottle
Mix sugar with 1/2 cup of the warm water and add yeast. Let yeast work its magic for 10 minutes.
Put flour in a stand mixer or food processor with a dough hook (or you can do this by hand)
Make a well in the middle of the flour, add yeast mixture and olive oil.
Start to knead and add water until it reaches a proper dough ball consistency.
Add salt and knead slowly for 10 minutes.
Place dough ball in an oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Set in a warm area for 60 minutes. Make sure the bowl is larger so that the dough can rise and not touch the towel.
Preheat over AND a baking sheet in the oven to 460 degrees F.
Remove dough ball and place on floured surface. Punch down.
Divide ball into 8 smaller balls.
Let your balls rest for 15 minutes.
Roll out each ball to a flatness of 1/2″.
Spray each loaf with water and place on hot baking sheet.
Bake for 5-6 minutes.