The thought of making fresh pita bread might seem super daunting, but it is quite simple. With this foolproof recipe, you can produce fluffy and tender pita bread that pairs excellently with either hummus or shawarma. Smart Recipes, Middle Eastern Recipes, Grains Recipes, Recipes Grains Middle Eastern Handmade Pita Bread Handmade Pita Bread Recipe | PT45M Serves 4 Ingredients: 0.25 Teaspoon Sugar 1 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast 1 Cup Lukewarm Water 1.5 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 0.5 Teaspoon Kosher Salt In a large bowl, combine the sugar, yeast and 1 cup water and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of flour and mix until well combined. Set aside, uncovered for about 15 minutes. Add olive oil, 2 cups of flour and salt and mix until a slightly sticky dough is formed. Sprinkle the dough with a little more flour and knead until a ball of dough is formed. Transfer the dough, to a floured work surface and knead for another 2 minutes. Cover the dough and allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes and knead again for another 2-3 minutes. Cover the dough and set aside for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 525 degrees, and place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of the oven. Divide dough into 8 equal-sized portions and roll each into a ball. Cover the balls and set aside for 10 minutes. Shape the dough ball into a disc and roll out into an 8 inch and 1/4-inch-thick circle. Bake on the prepared pizza stone for 2 1/2 minutes, flip and bake for another 1 1/2 minutes. Wrap in a kitchen towel to keep warm.

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