Pita flatbreads

Pita flatbreads

Yield: 6 flatbreads

A delicious side to Middle Eastern cuisine.


  • 1 cup (236.5 ml) warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups + 2 1/2 Tbsp. (330g) all-purpose flour


  1. Add water, yeast, and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add some flour and mix until combined.
  2. Add oil, salt, and remaining flour. Knead on medium speed for 5 minutes, or until a soft dough is formed.
  3. Oil bowl and form dough into a ball. Allow to rise until doubled in size.
  4. Remove dough from bowl and place on a floured work surface. Cut into 6 equal pieces.
  5. Form each piece of dough into a ball, tucking the sides underneath and pulling taught. Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes to 1 hour more.
  6. Once rested, roll balls 1/4” thick. Cover again and allow to rest for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. Once dough is ready, heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high (6-7). Cook each flatbread until it begins to puff up and bottom has browned, then flip and cook the other side.
  8. Serve immediately or cool on a wire rack to avoid sogginess.

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