Homemade Pita Bread
1 c. luke warm water
1 Tblsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
3 c. flour
1-1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
In a large bowl, combine water, oil, salt and sugar. Stir in yeast to dissolve.
To the yeast mixture add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Transfer dough to a well greased bowl. Turn dough once to coat. Cover and allow dough to set in a warm place to rise, until almost double.
Punch dough down and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Using a pastry cutter, cut dough into 8 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball. Using a rolling pin,roll each dough piece out into a 6-7 inch disk.
Place dough disks onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with a towel & let rise until slightly puffy.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place 2 disks, side-by-side, onto a wire rack. Place rack in the middle of the oven. Bake for 4-5 minutes, until puffy (as shown in the second photo) and just slightly browned. DO NOT OVER BAKE! Check after 4 minutes then adjust as need be. OVER BAKING WILL CAUSE THE PITA TO NOT BE PLIABLE WHEN COOLED AND WILL RESULT IN A HARD TO USE PRODUCT.
Cut pita breads in half, or split the top edge, and use as desired.