Better than Pita Flat Bread

Quick Flat Bread

Want a quick and easy flat bread? I’m Greek and we love our pita, but none of the recipes I have tried come close to how delicious these are.  Although they aren’t technically a pita, they are absolutely delicious so no one will care.


2 cups flour

1 Package Rapid Rise Yeast ( for regular yeast, let rise about 3 hours.)

 1 tablespoon sugar (I use turbinado sugar)

1 cup warm water

1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon salt (you want it saltier, add more!)

Swig of oil for the rising bowl

Swig of oil for the frying pan

Mix sugar, yeast and warm water to bowl.  Add flour and sugar until a soft dough forms. If the dough is too sticky add a little more flour until it is able to be kneaded without sticking. Pour dough onto a clean, lightly floured surface and knead until dough is smooth, about 10 minutes. Swig a little oil in the bottom of your bowl. Put the dough in and flip once to coat. Cover with a dry, clean dish cloth and put in a warm place for and hour. (In a hurry? You can speed proof in the oven at the lowest setting, mine is 170°, for 15 minutes.

Roll out the dough into 5 inch disks. I can usually make 12. I like these best fried in a teaspoon of oil in a pre-heated skillet over medium high heat. Try to get them to the table before eating them all.

Yummy disks of dough.

More Ideas on How to Enjoy my Pillows of Yum:

  • Top with cinnamon and sugar for a sweet treat
  • Fill with cheese for a fluffy quesadilla
  • Use instead of taco shells
  • Use as a dipper for:
    • olive oil & balsamic vinegar
    • olive oil & fresh cracked black pepper
    • hummus
    • spinach dips
    • cheesy dips
  • Use as quick pizza dough

Please post some of your ideas for more yummy ways to enjoy these!


One thought on “Better than Pita Flat Bread

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