If you are one of many who prefer to make your recipes from scratch, you are in for a treat today. We are sharing a very popular Homemade Pita Bread Recipe from Chef John.
You can make it from scratch, without all the nasty preservatives and additives. You will never buy store bought again and if the reviews are anything to go by, you will be thrilled with the result.
On All Recipes, Chef Johns Pita Bread has an impressive 4.5 rating with 200+ reviews and over 640 people have made and raved about this recipe. But, let’s hear what he has to say.
“Unlike lots of other baked products which are better from a bakery, this is so far superior to the stuff you get at the grocery store, it’s not even close. And in addition to being delicious to eat, it’s also extremely easy to make!”
This recipe will make 8 Pita Breads and initially, you will make a sponge style mix. Here’s what you need.
Homemade Pita Bread Recipe Ingredients
For The Sponge Mix:
- 1 pkg dry active yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
- 1 cup warm water (about 90-100 degrees F.)
- 1 cup (4.5 oz by weight) all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 3/4 to 2 cups all-purpose flour, or until a soft, slightly sticky dough forms (about 8-9 oz by weight)
Easy Homemade Pita Bread Recipe Video
Chef John is approaching 6 million views on Youtube for his legendary homemade Pita Bread Recipe and he steps you through the process in an easy to follow way and with plenty of humor. He suggests that you let your Pita rise for around 2 hours.
This could be slightly more or less but the trick is to wait until it has doubled in size. You then make 8 small, round loaves and your rise time will be about 30 minutes.
Another tip he recommends is that you roll it out and let it rest 5 minutes before grilling. Click Play above to watch the video now ^
Now that you know how to make Pita Bread, why not make some amazing Hummus to serve with it. We have a myriad of easy flavors that you will not want to miss.