How to Make Lebanese Pita Bread

how to make pita bread: This recipe for Lebanese pita bread is easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. The pitas are light and fluffy, with a slightly chewy texture. They’re perfect for making sandwiches, wraps, or dipping into hummus or baba ganoush.

This easy recipe for Lebanese pita bread is a delicious and versatile way to enjoy this Middle Eastern staple. The pitas are light and fluffy, with a slightly chewy texture. They’re perfect for making sandwiches, wraps, or dipping into hummus or baba ganoush.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour (1)
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
1 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
  2. Add the warm water and stir until a dough forms.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Punch down the dough and divide it into 12 equal pieces.
  6. Roll out each piece of dough into a 6-inch circle.
  7. Preheat the oven to 550°F.
  8. Place the pitas on a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until they are puffed up and golden brown.
  9. Let the pitas cool slightly before serving.

Tips:

  • To make sure the pitas rise properly, make sure the water is the right temperature. The water should be warm, but not too hot.
  • If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. If the dough is too dry, add a little more water.
  • To prevent the pitas from sticking to the baking sheet, lightly grease the sheet with oil or cooking spray.
  • You can store the pitas in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.