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Pita Bread Pockets



12 portion(s)


  • 300 g water
  • 1.5 teaspoon dried yeast, (1 sachet)
  • 500 g baker's flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

Recipe's preparation

    To Make the Dough
  1. Add water and yeast to the Thermomix bowl and heat for 2 minutes / 37° / speed 2

  2. Add all the other ingredients in the order that they are listed and combine on for 5 seconds / speed 4 and then KNEAD for 3 minutes / Dough mode. Tip dough onto a ThermoMat and knead by hand for about half a minute and then wrap in the ThermoMat and allow to rise in a  warm spot for 30-60 minutes until doubled in size.

  3. A pizza stone (or large tile) should be placed in the oven and it should be pre-heated to 230°C.

  4. Unwrap the dough and knead gently by hand for another minute and then divide the dough into 12 even portions. Roll each portion into a ball and then flatten to a round disk (using your hand or a rolling pin) to about 15cm diameter. Cover with a damp tea-towel and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes and then place them onto the hot pizza stone and cook for 4 minutes and then flip them over and cook for a further 3 minutes.

    The pita pockets will have puffed up beautifully and will now be golden, hollow pockets that you can fill with any filling you like.

  5. I find it easier to place my dough disks onto baking paper and move them with the paper still attached straight into the oven. It will depend on how big your stone is as to how many you can cook at a time.

    If you don't have access to an oven (you might be camping) you could also use a heavy based frying pan with a lid... the pita pockets will puff up just the same but they will have a spotty look about them. They will still taste amazing!


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Pita pockets are so very easy to make and, in my humble opinion, a MUST for anyone who hasn't been succeeding with making breads. They are so versatile and healthy and can be filled with anything you like.I team these with Shoarma meat (recipe to follow VERY soon!) and salad but you could even just add cheese and Vegemite and it'll be a yummy lunchbox filler for the kids!

Older pita breads can be cut into triangles and baked to make crispy crackers to serve with a dip! Enjoy!!

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  • Can they be cooked on the stove top (cast iron...

    Submitted by twosoups on 16. April 2020 - 02:43.

    Can they be cooked on the stove top (cast iron plate)

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  • lexibakes: Yes, you can turn a cookie sheet upside...

    Submitted by ImissTV on 28. October 2018 - 13:42.

    lexibakes: Yes, you can turn a cookie sheet upside down and place it in your oven on one of the racks, then heat it / leave it there in the oven when you are pre-heating your oven.

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  • can you make this without the pizza stone?

    Submitted by lexibakes on 16. September 2017 - 13:21.

    can you make this without the pizza stone?

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  • I absolutely love these! Work

    Submitted by Heather Nielsen on 26. February 2016 - 19:34.

    I absolutely love these! Work perfectly everytime, providing you let it rest for the 15+ minutes after rolling out in individual portions. Love the idea of the pizza stone too! This will be a favourite in our house as well as in the lunch boxes! Thank you so much for sharing! 

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