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Quick Pita Bread 

Yeast Pita Bread

If you need a quick solution for lunch, barbecue or any kind of meal, this quick pita bread baked on a stove is a perfect way to go. Ready in 2-3 hours. 

For pita recipe made with sourdough starter, click here.

Ready in:  2-3 hoursServes:  4-6 people
Yield:   6 x 100g Units:  US, E


Main Dough


  • 8 am mix lukewarm water, dry instant yeast and sugar (or honey) until dissolved add flour, olive oil, salt, mix all together, until no dry flour remained, cover, let rest 30 min for autolyse (during the autolyse stage the flour absorbs the water, becoming fully hydrated. This will activate gluten development). Dough will look sticky, but don’t worry it will come up together later.
  • 8.30 am knead by hands or with your mixer for 5-7 min. Until dough will become smoother. Cover, let rest for 1 hour- 1 hour and 30 min at 76-84F/24-28C. During that time perform nice stretch and fold.
  • 10 am dough should get twice bigger in volume. 
  • Sprinkle work surface with flour.
  • Dump the dough on a work surface, divide in 6 equal pieces, round each piece and cover with dump kitchen towel. Let them rest for 15 min.
  • Sprinkle each dough ball with flour and roll it into a  rounds about 6-7 inches in diameter, with thickness about 0.25 inch.
  • Preheat frying pan until very hot.
  • Place pita on a hot pan, bake for about 1 min on medium high heat. Then flip it over on other side and bake for 1 more minute, until golden spots will appear all over the surface.

Stack all pitas on a plate and enjoy!

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18 thoughts on “Quick Pita Bread 

  1. Yep, 2 -3 hours! That’s ‘quick ‘ alright…

    1. Very nice explanation.thank you .

  2. Dear Natalya what about to çook in a lid pan över a gas cooker?

    1. Hi!
      I’ve never tried it myself, but I’ve seen people were doing it.

  3. Do the dough freeze well? Wondering if I can prep the pieces, freeze, and cook when needed.

    1. Hi!
      I would suggest you to bake them and then freeze. Yeast is loosing its power when it’s frozen

  4. Hi. What if It brakes? No gluten development?

    1. Hi!
      Knead the dough little longer, to develop a strong gluten 🙏

  5. Hi. Y not video with ur receipe???thqnk u

  6. Have you tried sourdough instead of yeast?

    1. You can use sourdough (30% from total amount of flour)
      But let it ferment longer before shaping.

  7. Hi Natalya!
    I tried this pita bread: It’s awesome! Consistency, the dough… Everything perfect!

    Could I reduce the amount of Sugar or Is It meant to develop faster the dough?

    I ask Just because I prefer them less sweet.

    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi!
      Thank you for your feedback. And yes, you can reduce or take away all the sugar.

      1. Thank you 😊😊

  8. How awesome!

  9. Could this be made with gluten free flour?

  10. During the 1.5 hour rise, is the S&F only once or every 30 minutes which would be 2 times?

  11. i can leave the dought rest for more time? Can i use the dough the day after? it is better tu keep it in the fridge?

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