Pita bread is a type of flatbread baked with wheat flour in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, although it is now common throughout the world. Shapes and textures vary by region, with Middle Eastern types including pockets and thicker Mediterranean styles and not. It has a smooth and slightly sweet taste similar to other wheat-based bread. Even though the bread may look unleavened, it always contains yeast. Pie dough forms in just 15 minutes, so it's mostly flat.

WHAT IS PITA BREAD MADE OF?

Although pita bread recipes vary from kitchen to kitchen, they always start with four main ingredients:

  • Flour: Typically, bakers use all-purpose or whole-grain flour to base their recipes on whole-grain pies.
  • Water: Regular filtered water makes the mixture into a moist dough that expands the ingredients as they bake.
  • Baking yeast: While it doesn't last very long, it helps to rise the bread cake, keeping it thick but soft and fluffy.
  • Salt: Salt enhances the taste of bread and tightens the gluten fibres, making their structure firmer.

 Wholesale bread San Diego recipes often include a few other ingredients for flavour and texture like:

  • Olive Oil: Olive oil adds a rich texture and creates a smoother cake. This is not Mediterranean food without a little EVOO!
  • Sugar or Honey: They make the bread a little sweeter, which some people prefer.

 How to eat pita bread?

  • Sandwich - Place sandwich filling in bread pocket and sandwich between two buns and heat with sandwich sauce.
  • Toast pie - grease the pie with butter before baking. Baked cakes go well with tuna, cheese, yogurt, peanut butter, or other side dishes, depending on your taste.
  • Flatbread Croutons - cut into small pieces with cake slices, bake and add to your favourite salad. You should fry the cakes before adding them to the salad so they don't get soggy. Spread the bread with a little margarine, butter or olive oil before baking. The next step is to sprinkle some thyme, basil, or oregano before baking at 350F for about 5 minutes and then adding them to your salad.
  • Mini Pizza - Place fresh tomatoes and a tablespoon of pizza sauce on top of white bread and sprinkle with cheese. Garnish as desired for better taste.

 Considering Homemade Pita Bread

Each serving of pita bread from PF Bakeries contains 33 grams of carbohydrates, meaning it may not be suitable for those of you who are on a carbohydrate diet. This cake also contains 322 milligrams of sodium, providing 13% of the Daily Value for sodium, a fact for those of you who are careful about sodium intake to keep in mind.