Pitta Bread

Serves 7 (approx)



  1. Put the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl.
  2. Mix together the egg, oil and water.
  3. Add to the flour mix
  4. Knead well.
  5. Cover with cling film.
  6. Leave to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes
  7. When risen, add the herbs and knead again.
  8. Break into small pieces and roll out flat.
  9. Dry fry in a frying pan on a high heat for 1 minute either side.

Serving Suggestions

Delicious served hot with falafel, hummus or fous or as a side dish with most main dishes.

History of this recipe:

Flatbreads are amongst the most ancient breads as they need no oven or utensil to produce them.

Cultural and religious aspects around this recipe

Pitta bread is a staple diet of many Arabic countries. Its versatility and the fact that it can be used as a wrap with many other dishes( e.g. Foul and Falafel ) add to its popularity.

Significance of special ingredients in this recipe:

The simplicity of the key ingredients mean that it is easily produced and available to all.