Pita Bread Recipe

One of my favorite pizza's is fresh garlic pizza, olive oil and black pepper with oregano~ that's all there is to it...fast and easy....all on fresh pita bread.

 Amazingly enough this is an easy dough, baked on high heat, puffs up quick and flattens, I love making pizza's of all kinds and sandwiches with this great easy bread dough!

1 package of yeast, or quick rising yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
1 1/4 teaspoons salt

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water. Add sugar and whisk until dissolved. Let sit for 10-15 minutes until water is frothy.

Combine flour and salt in large bowl.
Make a small depression in the middle of flour, put yeast in middle of the depression of flour.
Slowly add 1 cup of warm water, and stir with wooden spoon or rubber spatula until elastic.
Place dough on floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes. When the dough is no longer stick and is smooth and elastic, it has been successfully kneaded.
Coat large bowl with vegetable oil and place dough in bowl. Turn dough upside down so all of the dough is coated.
Allow to sit in a warm place for about 3 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

Once doubled, roll out in a rope, and pinch off 10-12 small pieces. Place balls on floured surface. Let sit covered for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 500 degrees and make sure rack is at the very bottom of oven. Be sure to preheat your baking sheet also, I line mine with parchment paper.

Roll out each ball of dough with a rolling pin into circles. Each should be about 5-6 inches across and 1/4 inch thick.

Bake each circle for 4 minutes until the bread puffs up. Turn over and bake for 2 minutes.

Remove each pita with a spatula from the baking sheet and add additional pitas for baking.

Take spatula and gently push down puff. Immediately place in storage bags.
You can make pita pizza by adding sauce, cheese and broiling till cheese melts. Garlic pizza as shown, has olive oil on top, mozzarella cheese, sprinkled with grating cheese, minced garlic, oregano, chopped parsley, pepper.

Great just toasted with butter for breakfast!

Garlic pizza or regular its a quick substitute!

Additional toppings can be used,  you can get creative by topping the pita with sauce then adding meats of your choice, peppers, olives, eggplant. Use your imagination. When having a party, you can cut these in strips and use as appetizer pizza bites! Enjoy.


Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Congratulations on the award, and thank you so very much for awarding me with it also! The pita pizza is a favorite as being so quick to fix, yours looks great!

Bon appetite!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Sorry to hear about your rough day, but so glad that you received this award. Congrats, sweet Claudia :)

I love the idea of your pita pizza and have (secretly) always preferred a white pizza LOL
Great recipe!

Federica said...

Congratulations on the award and your pizza! I love pizza too and I prefer a simple seasoning like yours. Lovely recipe!

Drick said...

nice looking pitas - perfect lighter pizza ... I cannot think of anyone better to receive this award than you, well deserved for a truly wonderful friend

Claudia said...

The simple, perfect, pita pizza is all that and more. Congrats on the award! Feel better!

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Congrats for your award and pizza is always welcomed in my menu :) Hope you feel better!!

Have a great week,


Tania said...

Oh Claudia, it's a pleasure to receive this award, thank you!
I take it and a slice of Pita Pizza!

Bridgett said...

Congrats on your award! I am making this pita pizza for my daughter tonight...it looks amazing and she will love it.

Cookin' Canuck said...

This pizza looks like simplicity at its best!

Congratulations on the award!

Nicole said...

Anything that involves bread and cheese is a winner for me! I like to have pizza on pitas to switch it up for a light dinner! yum and congrats on your award!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a great looking pizza! Congrats on your award. Hope your feeling better!

Grumpy & HoneyB said...

Thank you for the award Claudia!

I am with Ryan, it is a quick fix and looks very yummy! Hope things look up for you soon, I'm thinking of you! hugs!

redkathy said...

Congrats on yet another award, you've certainly earned it. The pizza looks delish!

Cristina @TeenieCakes said...

Congratulations on your award and I hope you're in for a better day tomorrow =) Your delicious looking pizza with a glass of red vino...couldn't get any better!

Elisabeth said...

Congratulations on your award, Claudia!
I love your homemade pita pizza. Would love to try this. Such a great idea with the pita, and so versatile.
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Karen said...

I can only imagine how good these are! Freshly made pita sounds so wonderful, especially turning it into a pizza.

hmariek said...

Oh the simple pleasures in life... pita bread pizza. I love it!

Irena Stanisavljevic said...

Wonderful pita bread Claudia:)

Peggy said...

Congrats on the award! This pita pizza looks great! Simplicity at it's finest!

Sandra said...

Look so rustic, authentic and beautiful just the way I like it..sorry loveee it!!!Nicely done dear Claudia!!

Lizzy said...

Congrats on your award! I've always wanted to make pita...your looks perfect! Hope you're having a relaxing weekend, my friend...I just know you're cooking up something wonderful~

Lo-mo said...

I love making pita pizzas as a quick meal or snack! Even better with homemade pita bread! Looks wonderful...I used to make pita bread but haven't in ages...looks like it is time to start up again.
So sorry you had a bad day, luck for use good friends and good food do help!
Take care.

thecoffeebreak said...

Congrats on your award! Love your pita pizza recipe :)