Homemade Wheat Pitas

Greek Pitas
Homemade pitas are a much healthier alternative to bread or tortillas, and they don’t even take a professional baker to make! You might not even settle for another store bought pita again. I hope you will try this wonderful recipe the next time you want to make a sandwich, tortilla, wrap, or even a Greek gyro

Homemade Wheat Pitas:
5 cups flour (500 g.) < 2 1/2 cups wheat, 2 1/2 cups bread flour 
2 1/2 tsp. dry active yeast
1/2 – 1 T. salt
1 T. EVOO 
1 cup warm water (110° F)
Sift together flours, yeast, and salt. Add oil and water and begin stirring with wooden spoon in the same direction until forming a ball. Let the dough rise in a clean bowl and warm place for 30 – 120 minutes. Turn out onto your work surface and knead for 10 minutes by hand or until you feel the dough become smooth and elastic. Roll into a long rope enough to cut into 12 equal pieces. Roll out into circles about 1/2″ thick or thinner, depending on your preferences; the thinner, the more tortilla like and the thicker the more pita like. Heat heavy skillet on medium high heat and grill on the first side for 15-20 seconds, flip and heat until bubbling, flip again and cook again until finished. Serve warm, let cool, or freeze for another day! 

Short and sweet and straight to the point… Kali Orexi!


4 thoughts on “Homemade Wheat Pitas

  1. I just found your blog via Pioneer Woman….awesome!! We LOVE to eat homemade greek at home, so, to see this recipe was great! I do homemade pita all the time, but am always interested in new recipes…thanks!

  2. Hi Jacqueline I am thrilled to have found your blog site through the Pioneer Woman site…First of all…I love Greek foods! More about that later…but mostly I was deeply touched by your heartfelt sharing about your life journeys, and how you've searched for and followed God's leading in your life, and He has shown you HIS mission …which led you to Greece and to your wonderful husband. ❤ I too am a believer and I wanted to share what a refreshing blessing it was to read your story! I feel like I could be your "Auntie Corinne" watching God lead you to the place of your dreams thru your blog. ❤ I was introduced to Greek cooking by my daughter,(who is probably just about your age) who waitressed in a marvelous Greek restaurant right here in Rochester, NY! I was in love at first bite! I had never tasted such healthy, fresh, delicious food! Since then, I have been trying to learn how to cook Greek foods, and not finding everything I'd like in the markets here…especially those wonderfully flavorful, moist Pita Breads used to create Chicken Souvlaki Pita with Tzatziki! That's on my menu for tonights dinner…and lo and behold, your blog features Pitas today! I'm so excited to try my hand at them! Let me say thanks for your lovely blog site…I am very lucky to have found it and met you as well! Hopefully, someday I will get a chance to go to Greece and look you up! I would love to Paint the countryside (I'm a Plein Air Painter) and taste the wonderful cuisine firsthand! Maybe I should start my own savings pot for my dream trip someday! Till then..I'll be checking into your blogsite regularly! Thanks for sharing your life and loves! You can call me your "Auntie Corinne" in Rochester, NY!

  3. Hi Jacqueline! I was in the mood for Greek tonight so I made your chicken souvlaki (yum!) and thought I'd give your pitas a try too. I used all unbleached white flour instead of half/half. But I have a question. One cup of water was WAY too little. There was no way the dough would have come together with that little. I ended up using a bit over 2 cups and then it formed a nice ball. Just wondered if maybe the 1 cup was a typo? Aside from that little speedbump, the pitas were delicious! The whole family loved them. I used my cast iron skillet to cook them and they poofed up nicely. I'll definitely make these again!

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