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No Fail Pita Bread

Better With Veggies

Pita bread is like coffee. It’s either good or bad- no middle ground.

Pita bread from a Lebanese restaurant? All puffy and billowy, all soft and chewy? So good.

Pita bread from a grocery store? Wrapped in plastic, all tough and stale? So bad.

This recipe isn’t as good as the “real thing”, but it’s mighty close!


Have I mentioned my fear of yeast? You’ll notice that the bread recipes on this blog are minimal. We’re heavy on the scone/muffin recipes, but actual bread? I have a flat bread, a focaccia and a pizza crust recipe. That’s it. None requiring ample rising. I’m too impatient, I guess…


But if I, self proclaimed yeast failure, can manage this bread, so can you.

It has the 4 most important qualities to any good recipe:

1. Easy
2. On hand ingredients
3. Fast
4. Delicious


#’s 1 and 3 are especially important as I’m frequently making dinner with one child strapped to my leg and the other generally getting into mischief…


J Man- the king of “selfies”…

No Fail Pita Bread


1 1/2 cups AP Flour
1 cup WW pastry flour
1 packet yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS sugar
2 TBS olive oil
1 cup warm water


Combine AP flour and all dry ingredients (not WW flour). Mix well, them add oil and water. Slowly incorporate WW flour until all combined.

Separate dough into 8 sections and let rise in a towel covered bowl for 20 ish minutes in a warm place.

Roll out dough to size of a corn tortilla. Bake directly on the oven racks in a 500 oven for 2 minutes, then flip over and 2 more minutes.

Check out other “yeasty” recipes at Better With Veggies


5 responses »

  1. Wait, I can make my own pita bread?! Why has no one told me this before? Pinning to remember to try this very soon. Thanks!

  2. health advocation

    Yummy, I love pita bread to stuff veggie sandwiches in. They’re great to eat with hummus after toasting in the oven too! Will definitely try this,thanks for the idea

  3. Wow – I had no idea this would sound so easy. I need to get over my hesitancy with yeast and make this too!


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