White Pita Bread

Makes 12

2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp. yeast
2 ts. sugar
4 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 ts. salt
3 Tbsp. olive oil

1. Place 1/4 cup of warm water in a small bowl.
2. Add yeast and sugar; stir.
3. Let rest for 5 minutes.
4. Place flour, salt, and oil in a large mixing bowl.
5. Add yeast mixture and remaining water and mix until flour is completely mixed.
6. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes.
7. Place dough in a well oiled bowl and oil the top lightly.
8. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
9. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead to remove any air bubbles.
10. Divide into 12 pieces and form each into a ball.
11. Roll out each ball to form a 6 inch disk.
12. Place on a baking sheet or pizza stone and bake in a pre-heated (500 F) for 5 minutes.


  1. As salaamu alaikum sister. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I've always wanted to know how to make pita bread honestly. All your recipes look so good, masha'Allah. I'll let you know how they turn out when I try them insha'Allah.

  2. Wa alaikum salam sis

    I am glad that I could help!

  3. is that self-raising flour or plain flour.

  4. My pita bread didn't turn out like yours it was red


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