3 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoon of instant yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cup of warm water (approx.)
Add the flour, salt, yeast and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Pour in the warm water a little at a time all the while mixing with your hands.
Knead the dough for about 5-6 minutes until it is soft, and slightly sticky. We want to dough to let go from around the bowl.
Break it into 6 small pieces. Roll it into even balls. Allow to rest 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes roll out each piece of dough into small round discs. Try to get it to be even otherwise it won’t swell evenly.
Allow the rolled out discs to rest for 30 minutes, under a damp covered towel.
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
If you have a baking stone place it in the oven at the same time to heat. Otherwise use a large baking sheet, lined with parchment paper.
When the oven is ready, place 1 or 2 rolled out discs in the oven to bake for 4 minutes or until the pita bread has swollen completely.
Remove from the oven and cover with a clean dish towel to keep warm until ready to eat.
Even if the whole pita does not swell, that does not mean it is not fully cooked.
Serve with your favorite curries or butter and cheese!