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Pita prepared on open fire

Pita (also known as pita bread, Arabic bread etc.) is a yeasted wheat flatbread originating from North-African, to Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. It is usually eaten with sauces, dips and fillings. Dishes that use pita include kebab, gyros, and shwarma. Pita is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. 100 grams (3½ oz.) of regular pita has about 250 calories.


For 8 pitas:


  1. Dissolve the yeast in a bowl of warm water. Add salt, oil and flour, mix it, and knead it into a dough.
  2. Let the dough rise to twice its size.
  3. Divide the risen dough into 8 pieces and shape them into balls.
  4. Then roll the balls into flat and round pita breads (to a diameter of 15 cm or 6").
  5. Let the breads rise in a warm place covered with a cloth for about 30 minutes.
  6. Bake in 225°C (435°F) for about 12 minutes.

Notes, tips, and variationsEdit

  • Cut the bread into two pieces so it can be used like a sandwich filled with salad or meat. Or the exact same, wrapped into a roll.
  • Pita is delicious when dipped in sauces. There are lots of possible ideas and combinations!

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