Making fresh pita bread using an air fryer
Air fried pita bread
To make the pita bread dough, I followed this recipe. It takes about an hour or so and is really simple. From there, I took the following steps to cook them in the air fryer. There are a few caveats with this one, so please do read the notes below as well.
- Proofed pita dough, see recipe link above
- Preheat air fryer to 400F
- Add prepared (flatted and rolled) pita to air fryer
- You'll probably need to cook the pita one by one
- Cook for 4-7 minutes
- Flip pita for last 2 minutes of cook time
- I find 5-6 minutes is the sweet spot depending on the thickness of the pita bread
I don't feel as though I've yet perfected this recipe just yet but its a solid start. The dough itself seems great, so for sure start there. I think this makes reasonable pita, but not excellent. I think the air fryer dries out the pita a little, but on the flip side, once its cooled it does reheat into a very pliable bread in the microwave.
One fun thing I did try was sprinkling the pita with a variety of seasonings before cooking too - check out the pics - sumac was my favorite!
There's a lot of variability that I'd love to nail down. Please leave me your feedback in the comments if you give it a try.
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Wanted to send a picture of the bread I just took out of air fryer!! Sumac was a good suggestion. You need a hotter oven, cranked mine up to 450 on air crisp. Was perfect in 4 minutes. Also, brushed the top with olive oil after sprinkling on the sumac.
I added a sprinkling of dried herbs in the flour. I think 200C is too high. My 2nd batch at 180C for 4 minutes was fine. I let them cool and finished them in the toaster. Still a work in progress but getting there. It helps to make the dough in a Breadmaker