Homemade Olive Pita Bread
Pita bread is cheap to buy but it's even better to make homemade pita bread because homemade is always better. The crispy outside is chewy with a soft bread texture in the middle. You can keep this recipe a plain pita bread or add various other flavours as you like.
Recipe type: Italian Olive Pita Bread
Serves: 8
  • 2 teaspoons of dry yeast 7g
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1¼ cups of warm milk
  • 4¼ cups of plain white flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ cups of pitted olives
  1. Combine your yeast, sugar, and milk in a bowl and whisk it until the yeast is dissolved.
  2. Cover with cling wrap or a towel and let stand for about 10-15 minutes or until you see the yeast activated and frothy with bubbles
  3. In another bowl combine your yogurt, egg, water, and oil
  4. Add your flour and salt into a large bowl then add in the yeast mixture and the yogurt mixture and olives then mix until you get a soft textured dough.
  5. Turn the dough on to a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes until soft and elastic
  6. Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let stand in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size
  7. Once doubled in size turn onto a floured surface and knead the dough again until it is smooth.
  8. Divide your dough into 8 equal parts.
  9. Knead each portion into a ball of dough then cover and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size 25-30 minutes
  10. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees as you want it very hot and place your pita stone or pizza stone inside to heat up
  11. Roll each ball into a round circle about 25 cm round but don't worry if they aren't perfect, look at mine and they turned out great.
  12. Place one pita on the stone and put back in the oven for about 5 minutes then flip to brown the other side.
  13. Do not walk away from your oven or you risk burning the pita or overcooking them.
Recipe by Canadian Budget Binder at https://canadianbudgetbinder.com/2013/04/21/homemade-olive-pita-bread/