Pita Bread and Tacos

A little while ago there was a frenzy of interest on the Sue Dengate Failsafe page on Facebook for home made pita bread.  Like everyone else we made them that weekend and we had them for dinner as tacos.  Making pita bread was much easier than making tortillas (even with a packet mix) and my little helper thought they were great.   The left over pitas lasted quite a few days but were best on the day they were made, then after that toasted in the sandwich press.  Tacos are a great way to cater for multiple diet requirements as everyone can serve themselves and add whatever they can eat.  If you’re looking for gluten-free pita pockets, head over to Kersten’s Kitchen.


Pita Bread

Serves 10
Prep time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Bread
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Website Under the High Chair
Home made pita bread.


  • 1 tablespoon Lowan's Instant Dried yeast (or equivalent)
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups wholemeal flour (sifted, with the husks added back in)


1. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper.
Combine the yeast and water in the bowl of an electric mix with a dough hook and leave for about 5 minutes.
Making Pita Bread
3. Add the salt and 1 1/2 cups of flour. Beat the dough on speed 2 to make a batter then add in remaining flour in gradually until it is a rough shaggy dough.
Knead the dough for about 8 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Add more flour if it is too sticky.
Making Pita Bread
5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surfaced and divide into 10 pieces for small pitas, or 6 pieces for large pitas.
Roll each piece into a ball, then roll out into an even circle about 0.5cm thick. Cover with a tea towel and allow to rise for 30 to 40 minutes until slightly puffed.
Making Pita Bread
Transfer each pita to the baking tray, flipping them over so the top is now on the bottom.
Making Pita Bread
8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until light golden in colour.
These pitas are best eaten the day they are cooked. They can be kept for up to 4 days in an air-tight container, but will go hard and are best toasted. They can also be frozen for longer storage.
Making Pita Bread


Low Chemical / Failsafe


Serves 4
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for Amines Challenge, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Savoury Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Warm
Home made tacos using pita bread.


  • 1 Batch Refried Beans (Refer to recipe)
  • Sour cream
  • Grated cheese (Amines)
  • Iceberg lettuce (shredded)
  • 1 Batch No-Tomato Chicken Mince (Refer to recipe)
  • 8 Small pita bread pockets (cut in half)


1. Prepare all the ingredients and place on the table for everyone to serve themselves.
Fill the pita bread halves with lettuce, refried beans and chicken mince then top with sour cream and/or cheese (optional).
Pita bread Tacos


Low Chemical / Failsafe, Amines if using cheese

Refer here for the no-tomato chicken mince and refried beans recipes.

Makes 16 tacos.




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2 Responses to Pita Bread and Tacos

  1. Maggie R says:

    I made tacos this way last Friday and I loved it! Thank you for all the great recipes 🙂