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Westward Pita Bread

Westward Pita Bread

Makes eight 6" pitas Servings

Because the dough for this pita bread recipe has a relatively short rising time, it can be made while the lamb braises. Turn up the oven and bake the pita while you’re reducing the braising liquid on the stove-top; the timing will come out perfectly.


  • 1 ¼-ounce envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons)
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more

Recipe Preparation

  • Combine yeast and 1⅓ cups warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer and let sit until foamy, 5–10 minutes. Mix salt and 3½ cups flour in a medium bowl, then add to yeast mixture along with 2 tablespoons oil. Mix on medium speed until dough comes together and slaps the side of the bowl while mixing. (Alternatively, this step can be done in a medium bowl with a wooden spoon and some elbow grease.)

  • Turn out dough onto a well-floured surface (dough is fairly sticky) and knead until smooth and elastic, 10–12 minutes. Place dough in a well-oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Heat oven to 350°. Punch down dough and divide into 8 pieces. Cupping your hand over and using your palm, roll each piece of dough into a ball. With lightly floured hands, stretch into 6” rounds, transferring to a lightly floured baking sheet as you go.

  • Lightly brush each pita with oil and grill, turning once, just until grill marks form, about 1 minute per side. (Alternatively, you can cook in a skillet over medium-high heat, about 1 minute per side.)

  • Return pitas to baking sheet and bake in the oven until puffed and cooked through, 20–25 minutes. Serve warm.

Recipe by Zoi Antonitsas, Westward, Seattle,

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 230 Fat (g) 4 Saturated Fat (g) .5 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 42 Dietary Fiber (g) 2 Total Sugars (g) 0 Protein (g) 6 Sodium (mg) 720Reviews Section

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