Friday, 22 May 2020

Perfect Pittas - recipe

Perfect Pittas

Makes 8 large pitta breads

300ml warm water
2 tsp yeast
2 tsp salt
500g strong bread flour 1 tbsp oil

You can pop the yeast and water in together for 5 minutes if you have time, then add the remainder of the ingredients.  
I tend to add all dry ingredients to my stand mixer.
Pop on the dough hook.
Add the water a bit at a time, sometimes 270 is enough, it depends on your flour.
Knead for 5 minutes.
Turn on to floured surface and cover with stnad mixer bowl for 1 hour.
Knock the air out of it after an hour.  
Divide in to 8 pieces.
Roll out fairly thinly and leave for 5 minutes covered, whilst you heat a flat tray in the oven.
Cook the pittas on the hot tray for 5-8 minutes.
Wrap in a tea towel to keep soft as you cook the remainder.
Once cool enough to handle, cut along the edge to make a pitta pocket.

Enjoy :)


  1. THANK YOU!!! On the list for baking tomorrow!

  2. Sounds super easy! Thanks!

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  4. Great post there, chic. Never made these but should give them a go.x

    1. hmm, having weird changes with my profile, seems I have 2 I can reply with - haha, either way they are both me x

  5. Update - 27th now and I made these yesterday. Never made Pittas before and these were AMAZING. I know this as I ate one, on its ownsome, at 1.30 a.m. this morning when I couldn't sleep, and I shall never EVER buy supermarket Pittas again!

    Now, Naan bread next . . .

    1. This made me so happy to see, thanks for sharing the results!! I was really pleased too. We have some in the freezer which I am sure will freeze just fine. OOOhh Naan bread!!

  6. What temp for the oven for these? Thanks.