SOFT PITA BREADS

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30 min Prep
2 hr 30 min Total
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8 Servings

These pita bread pockets are soft, chewy and very easy to bake!


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 to 4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 tablespoon sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) fast-acting dry yeast
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/4 cups warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for bowl
Preparation
  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).
Tips
  • 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.