Pita bread/ home made without oven. This easy homemade pita bread recipe made on the stove top with soft and chewy texture puffed like a balloon creating a pocket that is great for fillings when stuffed with veggies and hummus makes. Pita is actually a very straightforward bread dough: water, flour, yeast, salt, and that's about it. What makes it puff so impressively is the dual action of water turning to steam and the yeast becoming hyperactive when both are hit with the heat from the oven or stovetop.
Easy Pita Bread (No Yeast) Recipe by Lalaloula. This recipe is very easy and quick to make and yields a soft yet sturdy pita bread that can be used in all sorts of mediterranian recipes. They are so soft,tasty and very easy to make. You can have Pita bread/ home made without oven using 2 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Pita bread/ home made without oven
- You need 1 cup of warm water (not hot or boiling) 2 teaspoons active dry or instant yeast 2 1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional).
- Prepare of Equipment: Mixing bowl Rolling pin Cast iron skillet (for stovetop baking) Baking sheet or a baking stone (for oven baking).
This homemade pita recipe is a game-changer! We've all had that dry pita bread from the grocery store. You know, the kind that crumbles when you try to open it to put the filling inside? This recipe is made with very basic ingredients and so easy to make.
Pita bread/ home made without oven step by step
- Form the Pita Dough: Mix the water and yeast together, and let sit for about five minutes until the yeast is dissolved. Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour (saving the last half cup for kneading), salt, and olive oil (if using). Stir until a shaggy dough is formed..
- Knead the Dough: Sprinkle a little of the extra flour onto your clean work surface and turn out the dough. Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add more flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking to your hands or the work surface, but try to be sparing. It's better to use too little flour than too much. If you get tired, stop and let the dough rest for a few minutes before finishing kneading..
- Let the Dough Rise: Clean the bowl you used to mix the dough and film it with a little olive oil. Set the dough in the bowl and turn it until it's coated with oil. Cover with a clean dishcloth or plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it's doubled in bulk, 1-2 hours..
- Divide the Pitas: Gently deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and gently flatten each piece into a thick disk. Sprinkle the pieces with a little more flour and then cover them with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap wrap until you're ready to bake them..
- Shape the pitas using floured rolling pin,roll one of the pieces into a circle 8-9 inches wide and about a quarter inch thick and you are ready to bake..
If you follow my recipe you will end up with the softest pita bread that you've ever had. Perfect for sandwiches, dipping in stews, party. I've found cooking it on the stove is easier, however it results in a more chewy pita bread. If you want a true authentic pita bread, I recommend cooking in the oven and lightly misting the dough with water just before it goes in. If you liked our video please consider buying us a coffee.