Israeli-Style Pita Bread
Why This Recipe Works
Our recipe creates plush, tender, and chewy pitas. We start with high-protein bread flour, which increases the pita's chew. A high hydration level and a generous amount of oil help keep the pita tender, and honey adds a touch of sweetness. After quickly making the dough in the stand mixer, we shape it into balls and let it proof overnight in the refrigerator to develop complex flavor. We then roll the dough balls into even disks before baking them on a hot baking stone placed on the lowest oven rack, which ensures that they bake quickly and have a plush, airy texture.