Traditional Greek Pitta Bread. Make Your Own Flavorful, Chewy Greek Pitta Bread at Home!!!

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Traditional Greek Pitta Bread. Make Your Own Flavorful, Chewy Greek Pitta Bread at Home!!!
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Recipe type: Bread / Dough
Cuisine: Greek
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Serves: 8
 
Traditional Greek Pitta Bread is absolutely out of this world! Slightly salty, with its trademark chewy texture, pitta bread is a must-have with any Greek meal.
Ingredients
  • 500g Strong white flour
  • 300ml Warm water
  • 12.5ml Instant yeast
  • 15ml Salt
  • 15ml Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place the flour, dried yeast, salt and oil in your mixing bowl. Mix this to combine, and pour in the water.
  2. Mix this with a wooden paddle until a dough comes together and comes away from the sides of the bowl.
  3. Turn the dough out onto your work surface and knead it for 3 minutes until reasonably smooth.
  4. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover the bowl with cling wrap and allow the dough to rise for 60 minutes in a warm place.
  5. After an hour, turn the dough back out onto your work surface and knead it for 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  6. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover with cling wrap and allow this to rise again for 60 minutes.
  7. Turn the dough out again, roll it into a cylinder shape and divide it into 8 equal pieces.
  8. Flatten each piece into a disc and roll the discs out into circles of 20cm or 8 inches in diameter.
  9. Heat a heavy pan over medium high heat and give it a light rubbing of oil.
  10. Working with one pitta at a time, fry the pitta for 30 seconds and bubbles start popping up on the top surface.
  11. Turn the pitta over and fry for a further 60 seconds. Turn the pitta over and fry for a further minute. One final turn and a further 90 seconds frying before transferring the pitta to a platter.
  12. Continue with the remaining pitta breads.

 

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