Making homemade Middle Eastern flatbread is so much easier than you think, and you’ll never go back to the stuff in bags again, guaranteed!

The perfect, easy, user-friendly pita recipe. It took a few tries to get it just right, but now I’ve got it down, I’ll happily pass it along to you.

This is a basic, no skills required bread, but even though it’s a simple process, you’ll still get that primal thrill when you turn flour and water into pillowy rounds of soft, warm bread. Rip it, cut it, fold it, wrap it, or stuff it — it’s a wonderfully versatile bread.

The supermarket brands are usually dry and cardboard ~ ish. This bread is soft and chewy. I’m going to be using the word soft a lot, I can tell, but that’s what I love about it. For this first recipe I’m sticking with all-purpose flour, I think it makes a more appealing pita.