Homemade pita bread is a perfect weekend hygge project. I think most families eat pita bread regularly. They’re easy and delicious and you can fill them with almost anything. Pita bread is so easy to bake, and tastes so much better than the supermarket-bought ones. The pita breads are first shaped into rolls and then rolled out into flat breads and when baked in the oven they puff up. It’s fun to watch, so bring the kids into the kitchen and get them to help making the pita bread. Fill the pita bread with homemade falafels, chicken, tuna or beef and plenty of vegetables of course. Enjoy!
Pita bread (8)
400 ml milk, lukewarm
30 g yeast
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. fine salt
550 g all-purpose flour
Dissolve the yeast in the milk in a mixing bowl. Add the oil. Stir and add the salt. Then knead in the flour a little at a time and knead the dough with the dough hook until it releases from the bowl and until the dough is elastic and smooth (it will take about 10 minutes). Cover the dough and allow it to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 250 C with a baking tray inside.
Once the dough has risen, pour it onto a floured surface and knead the dough so it’s not sticky. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and shape it into rolls. Allow the rolls to rise for 15 minutes under a dish towel. Then roll the balls of dough out flat. Take the baking tray out of the oven and line it with baking paper. Place the flat breads on the baking tray (bake 4 at a time). Bake the pita breads for about 10 minutes until they rise and turn golden. Serve the pita bread immediately. Enjoy!