Alex's Homemade Pita

Alex's Homemade Pita

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 pieces of pita
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour


  • Pour 2/3 cup warm water into the bowl of your mixer. Add the milk and stir.
  • To the milk mixture, add the yeast, sugar, olive oil and salt. Stir.
  • Lock the mixing bowl in the mixer. Attach the dough hook.
  • Add a cup of flour to the mixture in the bowl. Mix on LOW speed. When the flour has been incorporated, add another cup. Mix again. Add the third cup of flour and mix until the dough has a more uniform appearance.
  • Knead the dough for four to five minutes.
  • Cover the mixing bowl with cling wrap and let the dough rest for an hour.
  • Transfer to the dough to the work surface and pinch into eight portions. Arrange on a plate and cover with cling wrap. Rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
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  • With a rolling pin, flatten each piece of dough to a thickness of about a quarter of an inch. If you're particular about the shape of the flattened dough, you can place a plate over it and cut off everything that falls outside the circle.
  • As you roll a piece of dough, keep the rest covered to keep them from drying out.
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  • Heat a pan large enough to fit the flattened dough. Cook the pita over medium-high heat until puffed and lightly browned. If the temperature is correct, this shouldn't take more than a minute.
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  • Flip the pita over and cook for another 45 to 50 seconds.
  • Repeat until all the flattened dough has been cooked.
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  • You can split the pita to expose the pocket and put all the fillings inside.
  • Or you can place the fillings on top of the pita then fold the bread, gyro style.