Pretty much all pita bread is vegan, so don’t stress out! I was looking at pictures of my friend’s vacation to Spain and France the other day. I remembered them going to Greece last year and telling me how different and unbelievably delicious homemade pita bread is……which meant I had to give it a try for myself!
I perused Pinterest and stumbled across Sue with The View from Great Island and her recipe blog. She had a super simple pita bread recipe, so I decided to give it a whirl! Thank you Sue!
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp EVOO
- Mix your yeast and warm water together in the bowl of a stand mixer and let sit for about 5 minutes until it starts to bloom.
- While your yeast is activating, mix your flour and salt together and measure out your EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).
- Mix your EVOO into your yeast and water mixture once it becomes frothy. While your mixer is on with the dough hook attachment, add the flour and salt mixture a little at a time until fully combined.
- Once the dough starts to come together, let the mixer go for about 5 minutes, as this is kneading the dough for you.
- Form the dough into a rough ball shape and put in a greased bowl; then cover with cling wrap. Let the dough rise for about an hour, depending on the temperature in your house. The dough should have doubled in size.
- Once your dough has risen, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 8 equal pieces.
- Roll each section into a rough ball shape and begin rolling out with a rolling pin. You will want to start in the middle of the dough and roll out and then keep turning the dough to make a fairly even circle. If it’s not perfect, who cares?! The more natural it is, the more artisan it looks, right?
- Preheat a pan on the stove on medium heat.
- Spray pan with a cooking spray.
- Place one dough circle onto the pan for 30 seconds and then flip and let sit for 1 minute, then flip again and cook for another minute.
- Repeat with all dough circles.
- Keep your completed pitas wrapped in a clean dish towel while you finish the rest so that they stay warm and become soft.
- Store leftovers in plastic baggies.