Ever since things have warmed up outside, my husband and I have been on a Mediterranean food making spree. There is something so especially enjoyable about cooking with real ingredients, especially when you come to realize how easy it is to make something like pita bread right at home.
Pita bread is something I think people don't really think about making on their own, as we didn't until recently. The taste and texture of homemade pita bread is simply incomparable to store bought pita bread which is full of preservatives and unnatural additives which makes it lose it's amazing delicate characteristics.
Homemade Pita Bread Uses
You might think pita bread is only good with hummus, but it's also great with some homemade tzatziki, gyro meat, falafel or kofta. We've tried most of these options at home and have never been disappointed in the delicious results. Also, try making your own pita chips with leftover pita bread as well. There's nothing better than homemade pita chips especially from your own homemade pita bread.
Wrap It Up Pita-Style
Instead of using store bought wraps for sandwiches, try your pita bread to make some fresh sandwiches with veggies, avocado or whatever else you like. Wrap it up and enjoy! Add some hummus or tzatziki to add that yummy Mediterranean flair to make your sandwich better than your typical lunch sandwich.
Save those Bucks!
Making your own pita bread can cost you all of a few cents per pita, whereas buying a 4 or 6 pack of pita bread at the store will cost you anywhere from $3-4 generally. Also, think about that bag of pita chips; you'll also save about another $3 if you pass those up.
Cooking the Pitas
Pitas are best cooked on any surface with even heat and control. We prefer to cook them on a cast iron skillet
Don't worry about it bubbling up when you cook it, that's actually a great sign and means your dough is great! These pitas are as fun to cook as they are to eat.
Try making your own homemade pita bread and you'll definitely think twice about buying the store bought versions.Print