The thought of making fresh pita bread might seem super daunting, but in reality it is quite simple. With this fool proof recipe, you can produce fluffy and tender pita bread that pairs excellently with either hummus or schwarma. Smart Recipes, Middle Eastern Recipes, Grains Recipes, Recipes Grains Middle Eastern Handmade Pita Bread Handmade Pita Bread Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT45M Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 0.5 Teaspoon Sugar 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Cup Lukewarm Water 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, reheat 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 a 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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