Jules Of The Kitchen_CROPPED 2In this special Ramadan series, Julia Toon, culinary motivator and author of the book ‘Good Eating: A Taste of Qatar’, will bring you recipes that are perfect for the celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan. New recipes every week, straight from Jules of the Kitchen.

Pita Dunkers

 Are you looking for an alternative to the commercial crisp? Then please try my Pita (flatbread) Dunkers. These delicious toasted bread dunkers are very popular in my family either on their own or used as a scoop for a yummy dip. So easy to make and the recipe is very flexible. Just add oil and seasonings to your liking.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Oven temperature: 180ºC


1 pack of commercial pita flatbread – approximately 10 bread
Extra virgin olive oil


Sea salt
Cloves of garlic – crushed
Grated parmesan cheese – optional
Hot chili sauce – optional


Pita Dunkers

Prepare bread

With a sharp knife, slice bread in half and then cut into small triangles.


Place bread into a large bowl, add crushed garlic and top all over with a heavy glug of extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkle of sea salt and flavourings of your choice. Mix well.


Tip all bread triangles onto a baking tray lined with nonstick paper, arrange as flat as possible and bake in the oven until golden and crispy. Leave to cool.


Dip into a serving bowl and enjoy on their own or with your favorite dip.

Jules Tips: I always use commercially prepared pita bread as it makes this recipe easier and quicker to make. I do not give exact quantities for this recipe as it’s all about mixing the oil and flavourings as you wish. I really love these dunkers when drenched in olive oil but for the healthier bite go lightly with the oil and enjoy more as a toasted bread rather than deep-fried toast.

Contributed by: Julia Toon, Jules of the Kitchen

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