Friday, December 10, 2010


2/3 cup warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

In a small bowl, mix the water, oil, and yeast together until the yeast dissolves. Let stand for about ten minutes. Then in a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make well in the center and add the yeast mixture. Knead well. Place in a greased bowl and cover in a warm place for about 1 - 1 1/2 hour until doubled in size. Then break off pieces of the dough and make little balls. Roll them out using a rolling pin (for the pieces, make them as large or as small as you'd like). Place them on a floured cookied sheet. Cover and let rise for another 25 minutes. During the second rise, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. When the oven is hot, then add the pita to the oven and cook five minutes, until the pita puffs up and is lightly browned. So yummy with hummus or other dips!


  1. Lauren...what a simple recipe! I have never thought of making my own pita!! Yeast breads are terrifying for me...but this sounds simple enough! thanks!! :)

  2. I actually find pita bread really easy to make compared to other yeast breads. Plus it's nice to have a really short baking time after the rising so long. Don't be afraid of making bread! You'll never want to go back to store-bought breads!

  3. yay for a vegan recipe! this looks amazing -- just like the pita from LT! can't wait to try it out myself. thanks, lauren!