What is Pita Bread?
Pita , is a family of yeast-leavened round flatbreads baked from wheat flour, common in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and neighboring areas. It includes the widely known version with an interior pocket, also known as Arabic bread (Arabic: khubz ʿarabī), Syrian bread, and other names, as well as pocketless versions such as the Greek pita, used to wrap souvlaki. The Western name pita may sometimes be used to refer to various other types of flatbreads that have different names in their local languages, such as numerous styles of Arab khubz (bread).
Pita bread is made with grain flour, water, salt, and bakers' yeast. Pita bread is made by mixing premeasured amounts of flour, salt, water, and yeast. Once kneaded, the dough is fed through an extruder that forms the dough into tennis-ball sized portions.