Homemade Pita Bread

pitasEvery once in a while I like to make sandwiches using pita breads, but I almost choke at having to pay $3 or $4 dollars for a package of six. Let’s face it, they are hard, taste of nothing, and are filled with a bunch of nasty preservatives. Yesterday we decided to make some, and I was absolutely thrilled with how they turned out. I searched for a recipe online and ended up using this Pita recipe. It was really easy, but just a little time consuming, though I had two kiddos perfectly willing to help out. After tuckering out from the kneading, my six year old went off to play and I finished up. I had forgotten how sore my arms were after holding a 22lb. baby for five hours the other night, but it was a good workout and I made it through. They were a huge success and the first four out of the oven were eaten immediately. I followed the recipe exactly and used my cast iron pizza pan to bake them on. These will definitely be made again, they were so good. I knew they would be better than the store bought ones, but the difference is unbelievable. Try them out, you won’t regret it.

family, food • Friday, November 6th, 2009 • 16 Comments »
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16 Responses to “Homemade Pita Bread”

  1. Anna, Sydney says:

    They look great! Well done. :o)

  2. Charity says:

    Good to hear – I’m definitely going to give these a try! 🙂

  3. Emily says:

    Yum! I’ve been wanting to try homemade pitas for a while. I agree – the storebought are tough and expensive! I hope mine turn out as well.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thanks you guys, let me know how they turn out.

  5. Kate Wolski says:

    Hi Jennifer! I just found your blog and loved reading it. The pita bread looks wonderful; I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing your world. Kate

  6. I cant wait to try making Pita Bread! Thanks for your comments on my blog!

  7. Emily says:

    Wow they look delicious – I don’t know why you think you don’t have time for knitting gnome hats! They are much easier than this I promise 🙂

  8. Jennifer says:

    Kate, it’s nice to meet you, I’m really glad you stopped by and said hello.

    Trinity Mommy, it is so rewarding to make something like pita that before I only ever bought. I feel really self sufficient when I can do stuff like this.

    Emily, it’s only because I can justify this as everyone has to eat. My kids already have hats so unfortunately making them new ones goes on the bottom of my list, they sure are cute though.

  9. kristina says:

    These look amazing! Must definitely give these a try. And if you can make the Amy Butler robe, you can most definitely make the lounge pants–they’re so much easier! K x

  10. Jennifer says:

    Thanks Kristina, the lounge pants are definitely on my to do list, but probably for the spring.

  11. Concetta says:

    Ha ha! I have a draft blog post lined up on our first foray into pitta bread making! How funny! Our friend from Finland showed us how to do it and they were lovely. So different from the shop brought stuff. You can use the dough for pizza too ;~)

  12. Amy says:

    those look delicious. I made them once for go with dinner and they never made it to the table!
    maybe I need to revisit those 🙂

  13. Lori says:

    I’m a little nervous about anything involving yeast but I love good, fresh pita bread so I might have to give it a go!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Amy, I know what you mean, I had to stop letting everyone try them or there wasn’t going to be enough for the meal.

    Lori, give it a go, you won’t regret it.

  15. oooooh, yum yum yum.

    I feel falafels and pittas coming on!

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