What better way to enjoy Homemade Hummus or anything for that matter, than with your very own Homemade Pita bread? Well…I had a lot of help. As I have mentioned many times…I am not much of a baker. So, I decided to do a bit of research on Pinterest and found this recipe for Homemade Pita from “Let the Baking Begin”. Click here for original recipe. Thanks for sharing your amazing recipe! It was super easy to follow, and I really did not change a thing. It will take about 2 to 3 hours to complete, but oh so worth it. You can pass part of the time by making my Homemade Hummus…click here!
In a small bowl, combine the yeast, the one-half cup warm water and sugar. Allow to sit and foam up for about ten minutes. If you see no foam at the end, your yeast may be expired. You will need to start over.
Once the yeast has proofed, in a larger bowl, or bowl to a stand mixer, add in the flour, salt, remaining one-half cup of warm water and the yeast mixture. Knead with dough hook if you are using a stand mixer until the dough is smooth and elastic (about ten minutes). I did mine by hand, and kneaded for the same amount of time. Once a nice dough has formed. Line a bowl and the dough with olive oil. Cover with a kitchen towel. Place in a warm area to double in size. Depending on the temperature, this can take up to two hours.
Once dough has doubled. Remove from bowl and place on floured surface.
Cut dough into eight equal portions. Form each piece of dough into a ball and flatten with a rolling pin to about 1/4″. Allow to sit for another thirty minutes.
With about 15 minutes left of proofing the pita rounds, preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Place a pizza stone or cast iron pan (upside down) in the oven to warm up. Once dough has fully proofed, quickly open up the oven door and place one pita round on the stone or cast iron pan. Allow to bake for three minutes. You can flip halfway through, as I did, to crisp up both sides. Remove and cover with kitchen towel. Repeat for the remaining pita rounds.
That’s it…you very own homemade pita bread! It was amazing to me that there was an actual pocket inside! Serve with whatever you desire. This sent my Hummus over the top! ENJOY!