|Easy and delicious home made Pita Bread
--Adapted from KingArthurFlour.com
- 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 2 teaspooons white sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, mix all of the dry ingredents with a whisk. Add the oil and water. Mix dough on a low speed until it starts to come together into a shaggy dough.
Allow the mixer to knead the dough for 5 minutes on medium to medium-high. When dough is done being kneaded, form it into a nice ball, place in the bottom of the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to rise for about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
When dough has risen, turn it out onto a clean cutting board and divide into 8 equal pieces. Form each piece into a neat ball. Cover balls of dough with plastic wrap and allow to rest for about 10 minutes. Then, roll each ball out into a disk, about 6-7 inches in diameter.
Place 3 disks onto a pizza peel (if you are going to bake pitas on a pizza stone) or a parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow disks to rest for about 11-15 minutes before baking. Slide disks onto pizza stone or place baking sheet in oven. Bake for 4 minutes on pizza stone or 5 minutes on the baking sheet, until pitas are puffed and browned.
Remove to a cooling rack to cool.
Continue rolling, resting, and baking dough until all are baked.
Makes 8 pitas