Perfect gluten-free pitta, adapted from a recipe by Pig in the Kitchen

Gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soya-free
Servings 4
Author Vicki Montague - the Free From Fairy


  • 100 g gluten-free cornflour / corn starch
  • 50 g plain gluten-free flour
  • 100 g brown rice flour
  • tsp dried yeast
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 50 g dairy free spread or ordinary spread depending on diet
  • 180 ml tepid water


  1. Place all the dry ingredients into a food processor or hand-held food processor along with the spread and blend until it looks like breadcrumbs (if the latter you might not get all the flour in, in which case put as much in as possible and the rest in a bowl and mix it all together afterwards)
  2. Put your grill on a high heat
  3. Slowly add the water to the dry mixture either in the food processing bowl or a larger bowl if you used a hand held processor for stage 1. Mix vigorously (by hand or in the processor) until you have a stiff mixture that does not drop off the spoon. The amount of liquid will vary depending on the flour you use so put the water in very slowly towards the end
  4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and place a quarter of the mixture (less if you want small pittas) onto the tray. Sprinkle with a little rice flour and flatten into shape until it is approx. half cm thick. Repeat with the rest of the mixture
  5. Place under the hot, hot grill, on the lowest shelf, for approx. 5 minutes on each side until browned - but not burnt!