This pita bread recipe is super simple. Ditch the store bought pita bread and make our puffy version. In less than 3 hours we are going to have puffy pita bread coming out of your oven. No digital scale needed, let's grab our measuring cups and teaspoon. This puffy pita recipe is going to trump any store bought pita.
Get your Baking Steel inside your oven and get it hot. Then start to use your imagination of how you will stuff these airy pockets of goodness. Or just rip and dip your pita with your favorite hummus.
Simple 3 Hour Pita Bread Recipe
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup warm water
Place to cups of flour into a bowl and next add yeast and whisk, add salt and whisk and finally sugar and whisk again.
Pour in warm water and gently mix. Using one hand, mix water and flour mixture for about 3 minutes. Remove from bowl, clean bowl and place dough back in bowl, cover and let rest for 2 hours.
Preheat Oven with Baking Steel on middle rack at 450 F for one hour.
Dough should double in size, remove and form one dough ball. Fold a few times. Slice dough in half and then in half again making 4 pieces.
Lightly flour each piece and flatten first with your hands, then using a rolling pin roll out each piece to about ¼ inch thickness. Set on plate.
Using a pizza peel or your hands, carefully slide or place the pita dough on hot Baking Steel. Bake for about 2 minutes until it balloons. Then flip and bake for 30 seconds. Remove and repeat for all 4 pieces.