Easy Homemade Pita Bread Recipe

Pita breads cooking in oven

Picture perfect Pita bread is always great to eat, but it’s utter magic to make. For real food geeks, it’s all about attaining the perfect balloon-like puff while you bake. This not only looks awesome, but ensures that your pita bread will have a perfectly formed “pocket” once it cools. 

The Baking Steel can help you nail this pita bread recipe as if you had a commercial oven. The superhot surface allows the steam to rise through the pita, making it puff up. Careful, that steam is hot.  Once removed from heat, it will slowly “deflate”, but you’ll be left with that perfect gap inside, ideal for filling with sandwich fixings or scooping up hummus.