• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Baking Time 25 minutes
  • Makes 8 pitas
  • Freezing Excellent


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  • Pita:
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 envelope)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus additional for greasing bowl
  • 2 cups Robin Hood® Best for Bread Flour Homestyle White
  • 1/2 cup Robin Hood® Best for Bread Flour Whole Wheat
  • For Baking:
  • 2 tsp olive oil, plus additional for drizzling
  • 2 tbsp Zaatar Spice*, or more to taste

Serving Size: 8 pitas


Serving Size: 8 pitas

  • Dissolve sugar in warm water in large mixing bowl. Sprinkle in yeast. Let stand 10 minutes, then stir well.
  • Add salt, olive oil, 1 cup (250 mL) of white flour and ½ cup (125 mL) of whole wheat flour. Beat with electric mixer until smooth and elastic. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough which leaves sides of bowl.
  • Turn out on floured board. Round up into a ball and knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Lightly coat bowl with olive oil, and place dough inside, turning dough to ensure it is lightly coated with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch Down. Turn out onto lightly floured board and divide into 8 equal portions. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp (5mL) olive oil in 10” or 12” cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Carefully remove excess oil with paper towel so that only a light coating remains. Working with 1 piece of dough at a time and keeping remaining dough balls covered, roll into 9” round. Place in hot pan. Cook until bubbles start to form and dough begins to puff, about 30 seconds. Flip and continue cooking another 1-2 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Repeat with remaining dough. To serve, drizzle warm pitas with olive oil and sprinkle with zaatar spice mix.
  • *Zaatar spice mix is a traditional middle eastern spice mix made of dried sumac, oregano, thyme, sesame seeds and salt. It is available in the spice section of most grocery stores and bulk food stores.


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