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Homemade Pita Bread

Recipe courtesy of Red Star Yeast
Author Dine & Dish


  • teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups bread flour


  1. Place the ingredients in your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer (for me it is liquids first, followed by sugar and salt, then flour, and finally the yeast gets added within a well in the flour)
  2. Start your dough cycle.
  3. Once your dough cycle is complete, divide dough into 16 pieces (I use kitchen shears for ease). Roll out each piece into a 7-inch circle. Cover and let rise 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 500°F. Place ungreased baking sheet on lowest rack in oven (although I did use parchment paper). Quickly transfer a few pitas at a time to heated baking sheet; bake 3 to 4 minutes or until puffed and light brown around the edges. Cool between damp tea towels. Pitas will collapse and soften upon cooling.