Homemade Pita Bread

My husband knows me way too well.  Or I am just way to predictable.  He pretty much described, word for word, how I would write this blog post.  Not funny.  So this is pretty much how it goes…

Back in September, Matt and I went to the Food Truck Festival of New England, which you can check out here.  We are going again in June and I can’t wait!  So while we were there, Matt had a falafel in pita and has not stopped talking about it since.  I am pretty sure he thinks it is the best thing he has ever eaten.

Lucky for Matt, Near East sells a falafel mix.  But to make it special Matt wanted to make homemade pita bread.  It was a joint effort.  I made the dough and Matt grilled it.  We used the recipe from The Kitchn.


Dough tends to intimidate me but there is nothing to be scared of here!

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As you can see, I had a little helper who didn’t want to keep his hands off :).  This recipe is very easy and the dough comes together in 10 minutes, tops.


The only time-consuming part about this recipe is letting the dough rest for one to two hours, and you don’t even have to do any work!  I let this rest for two hours.


Just roll out the dough to the size you want and either bake it or grill it in a cast iron skillet.  It does this amazing thing where it puffs up in the middle.


Seriously, this is the most amazing tasting pita bread I have ever had.  Very soft and chewy and is delicious warm.


And Matt had his falafel…

falafel 1        falafel 2

Matt was very happy with his sandwich and we are both very happy that the pita bread came out so good!  This recipe is so quick and easy it is not even convenient to buy it in the store anymore!

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