Puffy and Chewy Pita Bread with All-Purpose Flour

Puffy and Chewy Pita Bread with All-Purpose Flour

Pita breads are chewy!
So, I aimed to achieve that texture and made pita bread from the same ingredients as naan! Refer to the Helpful Hints for how to make them puff up.

Ingredients: Makes 3

All-purpose flour
160 g
Baking powder
1 teaspoon
18 teaspoon
Lukewarm water
90 ml
Dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon
10 g
Olive oil
10 g


1. Add dry yeast and honey to boiling water cooled to the touch, then let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
3. Add the yeast mixture and knead with your hands. When well incorporated, add olive oil.
4. Knead until smooth, wrap in plastic wrap, put in a double boiler and allow it to rise (until it rises 1.5 times higher).
5. Lightly knead, then cut into thirds with a knife. Cover with a damp kitchen towel, then let sit for 10 minutes.
6. With a rolling pin, roll out to 15-cm diameter circles. Place on parchment paper, cover with a dry kitchen towel, then let sit for 15 minutes.
7. Place a piece of parchment paper over the dough, flip them over onto it, then bake in oven preheated to 230°C for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Remove them when they puff up, then cover with a damp towel until the cool. Transfer to stock bags once they cool.
9. Lightly reheat in the oven then load them up.
10. I enjoyed mine with such fillings as Spicy Meat for Taco Rice (See Recipe ID: 527388).

Story Behind this Recipe

I was amazed at the pita bread I ate in a Turkish store, so I came up with this recipe for a puffy pita using the same dough as naan.