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Cast Iron Skillet Pita Bread

Skillet Pita bread are easy to make and are soft and fluffy.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
Course: breads
Cuisine: egypt
Servings: 10 pitas


  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • cups Wholewheat flour (or use 3½cups of all purpose )
  • 1 tsp yeast Instant
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil


  • Make the Sponge: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1cup all purpose flour, yeast, sugar and 1cup lukewarm water. Mix with a fork until the flour is evenly moistened. Cover and set this aside in warm place for 30 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and bubbly.
  • To make the dough: Stir 1cup all purpose flour, 1cup wholewheat flour, salt and ½cup water into yeast mixture. Knead 2~3 minutes (either with hand or dough hook on a stand mixer) until dough is smooth. Add remaining ½cup wholewheat flour and olive oil, knead 2~3 minutes or until the dough comes together. Knead for another 5~7 minutes on a floured work surface or 4~6 minutes in the stand machine. Dough should not be sticky anymore.
  • Shape into a ball, place in a lightly greased bowl, cover and set aside to rise for 1 hour or until the dough is almost double in size.
  • Punch the dough down, cover and let rise for 30 more minutes.
  • Shape the dough into 10 2" balls on floured work surface. Cover with kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Roll the ball into ¼" thick circles. Cover and let stand 30 minutes more.
  • Brush cast iron skillet with oil and heat over high heat. Cook 1~1½ minute per side pressing lightly with a spatula for the bread to puff up. Repeat with the remaining dough circles, oiling skillet as necessary. Serve with hummus and falafel.


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