Bake: Pitta Bread

We are such bread fiends in this house, and I have recently been branching out from the usual loaves of bread that I make in my bread maker to other types of dough and different shaped breads. With the help of this excellent book The Ultimate Bread Machine Cookbook by Jennie Shapter, I made some pitta bread. 

They combine the Dough setting with a super quick bake, so are perfect if you are in a hurry.

210ml warm water
1 tbsp olive oil
350g white bread flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp easy blend dried yeast

1. Put the liquids into the bread maker pan, ensuring that your dough hook is in place (a lesson I learned early on with my machine)!

2. Add the flour, salt and sugar and then the yeast.

3. Set to dough and press go.

4. Depending on the machine it will take approximately 1 1/2 hours. Turn onto a floured surface and divide into 6-10 pieces depending on the required size (I made 8).

5. Roll lightly into a ball, cover with oiled cling film and leave to rest for ten minutes while you preheat the oven to 230C.

6. Roll each piece into an oval and cover with the cling film for another ten minutes.

7. Bake for 5-6 minutes in batches. The pittas should puff up and be a light golden brown.  Turn onto a wire rack to cool.

Stuff with your favourite filling or use with dips. My favourite fillings are Carrot & Hummus, and Falafel with some shredded lettuce and minted yoghurt.
Love Mrs Jones x


  1. I hadn't even thought about making pita bread but these look so delicious. :]

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