Pita is a round pocket bread widely consumed in many Mediterranean cuisines. The "pocket" in pita bread is created by steam, which puffs up the dough. Pita is used to scoop sauces or dips such as hummus and to wrap gyros or falafel in the manner of sandwiches. Most pita are baked at high temperatures (450°F), causing the flattened rounds of dough to puff up dramatically. When removed from the oven, the layers of baked dough remain separated inside the deflated pita, which allows the bread to be opened into pockets, creating a space for use in various dishes.