Soft Pita Breads

Soft Pita Breads

  • 30 Minutes Prep2 Hours 30 Minutes Total
  • 8 Servings
  • 220 Calories per Serving
These pita bread pockets are soft, chewy and very easy to bake!

Ingredient List

  • 3 to 4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) fast-acting dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for bowl


  1. In large bowl, mix 3 cups of the flour, the sugar, yeast and salt with whisk. Using wooden spoon, stir in warm water and 2 tablespoons olive oil just until soft dough forms. Transfer dough to floured surface. Knead by hand 10 minutes, adding just enough remaining flour as needed until dough is smooth, soft and elastic.
  2. Drizzle large clean bowl lightly with olive oil. Shape dough into ball, and place in oiled bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let rise at room temperature 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until doubled.
  3. Punch down dough; divide into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into ball. Cover with damp kitchen towel; let rest 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place baking stone or upside-down baking sheet in center of oven; heat to 400°F.
  5. Roll out each dough ball to 1/4-inch thick round. Transfer to baking stone, 3 to 4 at a time, and bake 4 to 5 minutes or until puffy and baked through (do not turn).


  • Swap all-purpose flour for Gold Medal™ bread flour, if desired.
  • Stuff pita bread with your favorite sandwich fillings, or cut into wedges to dip into hummus.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 5g 7%, Saturated Fat 1/2g 3%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 450mg 19%, Potassium 60mg 2%, Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%, Dietary Fiber 1g 7%, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 10%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 4%, Thiamin 35%, Riboflavin 15%, Niacin 15%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 20%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 4%, Phosphorus 6%, Magnesium 2%, Zinc 2%, Selenium 25%, Copper 4%, Manganese 15%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 220, Calories from Fat 45, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1/2g, Soluble Fiber 1g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g, Protein 5g, Beta-Carotene 0%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 2 1/2, Starch 1 1/2, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 3oz-eq, Meat & Beans 0oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 1tsp