pitasPita bread is another type that is not commonly found in Japan. They are available at import stores, etc., but are quite expensive. However, they are not hard to make, so give it a try!

Ingredients (makes 8 medium-sized pitas)
3 cups (390g) flour (Japan: use bread flour / 強力粉)
1/2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp sugar/honey
2 tsp yeast
1-1/4 cups (300mL) water
2 tbsp olive oil


If using active dry yeast, mix the yeast with the sugar and 1/4 cup of the water, warmed. Let sit 5 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients.

If using instant yeast, you can just mix all the ingredients well.

Knead for a few minutes until soft and no longer sticky. Let dough rise for 90 minutes in a warm place.

Divide the dough into 8 equal balls and let rest for 20 minutes.

Roll out each ball into a 6-inch (15cm) circle. Bake at 200C / 400F for about 5 minutes. The pitas should puff up, but if they don’t, it’s fine! You can still cut them open with a knife to stuff them.


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