Place the kneaded dough in a bowl that has been greased with olive oil. Toss to coat the dough and cover with plastic wrap or with a kitchen towel. Set aside in the warmest part of your home until it has doubled in volume. This takes about an hour. Once the dough has risen and has doubled in volume it’s time to shape the pitas.How do you prepare pita bread for baking?
Preparation. Carefully lift the dough circle and place quickly on hot baking sheet. After 2 minutes the dough should be nicely puffed. Turn over with tongs or spatula and bake 1 minute more. The pita should be pale, with only a few brown speckles. Transfer warm pita to a napkin-lined basket and cover so bread stays soft.Is pita bread supposed to puff?
Pita bread can be a bit temperamental; it doesn't always puff. And when it doesn't, don't despair. It's still soft and delicious. For sandwiches, simply wrap a pita around the filling, rather than splitting and filling. Join King Arthur baker Martin Philip and his family as they bake Golden Pita Bread together, start to finish.How long do you cook pitas in the oven?
(Keep the unrolled pieces of dough covered. Roll out the next batch while the first batch bakes.) Place the baking sheet on the lowest rack in your oven, and bake the pitas for 5 minutes; they should puff up. (If they haven't puffed up, wait a minute or so longer.