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Make Pita Bread

Feeling hungry? Make bread with just five ingredients!

There are few things as delicious and comforting as warm bread straight out of the oven. While there is evidence that humans have been making bread for thousands of years, the sliced bread you buy at the grocery store was developed in 1928 — that’s not even 100 years ago!

There are so many different types of bread to enjoy — you may have tried flatbread, like pita, from the Mediterranean, or maybe eaten raised bread, like the famous French baguette. You may have bitten into an Italian loaf with a chewy crust or tried Ethiopian injera, a slightly spongy flatbread made out of teff flour.

Making bread is a tradition that spans thousands of years and cultures all over the world. With the instructions below, take part in this tradition by making some homemade pita. Remember to ask an adult to help you with this.

Bon appétit!

Activity Instructions

Ingredients

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) dried yeast
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) honey
  • 190 ml (¾ cup) warm water
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) salt
  • 500 ml (2 cups) flour

Recipe

  • Pre-heat the oven to broil.
  • Mix the yeast with the honey and warm water. Let stand approx. 8 minutes or until bubbles appear.
  • Add salt and flour.
  • Mix to form a dough, then knead the mixture until it springs back when pressed with your finger and doesn’t tear when stretched.
  • Separate into 8 equal portions and roll each into small balls.
  • Flatten each ball of dough with your hands.
  • Place the pieces on a baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven.
  • Bake until both sides are golden, flipping halfway through. Serve hot!