So today’s post is for pita bread. And while this is delicious by itself, it goes really well with the Greek salad post that is going up this Wednesday. So I highly recommend making them together. We’ve been making this in big batches and eating it for lunch all week.
Recipe adapted from here.
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast
2 teaspoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water
1. Using the whisk attachment for your mixer, mix the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Switch to the dough hook and add the oil and water. Mix slowly until it starts to form a dough. Continue mixing for another three minutes. Then use your hands to form a nice ball. Place the dough back in the bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise for an hour.
2. After the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Dust a cutting board with flour and place the dough on it. Use a knife to cut the dough into eight pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and cover them with plastic wrap and let them sit for ten minutes. After ten minutes, flatten each ball into a circle.
3. Place the disks on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Let them sit for an additional 10-15 minutes. Place the pans in the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes until the pitas have puffed up and started to lightly brown.
4. Let the pitas cool before using. Once cool, eat them with the awesome greek salad that I’m posting on Wednesday!