Greek Pita Bread
Servings: 6 servings
This homemade Greek pita bread is so much better than store bought! An easy pita dough is fried in olive oil until golden. They're perfect for wraps or with tzatziki!
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- 2 1/4 teaspoons instant dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
In a small bowl, combine yeast, sugar, salt, and warm water. Stand for 10 minutes.
Place flour in a large mixing bowl, making a well in the centre. Pour the yeast mixture into the well.
Knead the mixture into a dough. If the mixture is sticking to your hands, use additional flour. Knead the dough for 10 additional minutes.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the dough, and continue kneading until combined.
Cover the dough with a tea towel and allow to rise for 1 hour. Punch the dough and knead for an additional 5 minutes.
Separate the dough into 6-8 equal pieces and roll them out to 1/4 inch thickness.
Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet on medium high heat. Once oil is hot, fry each pita for 1-2 minutes on each side or until pockets have formed and pita is cooked through but soft and white.
Store extra pita bread in a plastic bag in a cool dry place.