homemade pita bread

Whole-wheat Pita Bread

There’s something satisfying I think, in making your own bread. Besides the homemade pride, it’s also always good to know what there is in what you eat. And if you can’t always find Whole-wheat Pita Bread at the supermarket, it’s all good because you can make them yourself. It’s even better!

Ingredients (makes 6 pitas):

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Combine yeast and ¼ cup of the water, stirring well.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt, and yeast mixture (make sure yeast mixture and salt do not touch). Pulse while gradually adding remaining water and olive oil. When all liquid is incorporated, pulse until dough forms. Place soft ball in a bowl dusted with flour, cover with plastic wrap; and let rise, one hour.

Punch dough down and divide into 6 even pieces. Roll each into a ball. Flatten dough balls with a rolling pin and place on a towel dusted with flour. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise, 30 minutes.

Coat 2 baking sheets with 1 tablespoon olive oil each and preheat oven at 480°. When baking sheets are hot, place 3 pitas on each and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on towel. 

If you’re not using all of them immediately, you can freeze pitas and keep them up to 3 months in the refrigerator.