Traditional Greek Pitta Bread. Make Your Own Flavorful, Chewy Greek Pitta Bread at Home!!!
Recipe type: Bread / Dough
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.
- 500g Strong white flour
- 300ml Warm water
- 12.5ml Instant yeast
- 15ml Salt
- 15ml Olive oil
- Place the flour, dried yeast, salt and oil in your mixing bowl. Mix this to combine, and pour in the water.
- Mix this with a wooden paddle until a dough comes together and comes away from the sides of the bowl.
- Turn the dough out onto your work surface and knead it for 3 minutes until reasonably smooth.
- 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.
- After an hour, turn the dough back out onto your work surface and knead it for 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough back in the bowl, cover with cling wrap and allow this to rise again for 60 minutes.
- Turn the dough out again, roll it into a cylinder shape and divide it into 8 equal pieces.
- Flatten each piece into a disc and roll the discs out into circles of 20cm or 8 inches in diameter.
- Heat a heavy pan over medium high heat and give it a light rubbing of oil.
- Working with one pitta at a time, fry the pitta for 30 seconds and bubbles start popping up on the top surface.
- 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.
- Continue with the remaining pitta breads.