Proof the yeast: Transfer the water, the sugar, the yeast and a little bit of flour to a bowl. Mix well and wait for some foam to appear. This will show you that the yeast is active.
Make the dough: Add the salt and the rest of the flour to the dough and knead well until a smooth ball of dough is formed. You can do this by hand or use a stand mixer.
Rest the dough in a warm place until doubled in volume.
Form the pitas: Divide the dough into 8 equal sized pieces and roll them out into 1/4-1/8 inches thick (about 0.5 cm) discs.
Cook: For Greek-style pitas, preheat a cast iron pan over high heat and grease it with olive oil. Cook the pitas about two minutes from each side. If you notice that they're puffing up, press them down with a spatula.
For pitas with pockets let the discs rest for 30 minutes and then cook them for two minutes each side.
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