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Greek Pita Recipe: A Traditional Homemade Flatbread

When you hear any Greek pita recipe, I bet the first Greek foods that come to your mind are souvlaki and gyros! Greek pita, however, is much more than a souvlaki bread! Don’t get me wrong. If you have ever tasted a pita with souvlaki or gyros, you will definitely agree that it is one of the most delicious Greek foods that you could ever eat!  I think, however, that you can combine Greek pita with almost anything!

You can eat this traditional homemade flatbread with salad, feta, kefalograviera, butter covered with honey, tahini, tzatziki, melitzanosalata and of course any kind of meat! When my kids want a snack this Greek pita recipe comes really handy as it is really easy to make. When they are hot, you can cover them with some nutella and create a delicious sweet out of nowhere! Don’t want to eat sweet? A slice of cheese and turkey will turn this pita into a great snack. Wanna make an easy cheese bread in just a few seconds? Spread some crumbled feta over this pita and bake it for some minutes! This Greek pita recipe gives 10-12 units and takes around 25 minutes to prepare and 4 to 5 minutes to make each pita.

Greek Pita Recipe

Greek Pita Recipe – Ingredients

  • ½ kg plain white flour suitable for bread
  • 40 g of fresh yeast
  • 50 ml of Greek olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

Greek Pita Recipe – Instructions

  1. Dissolve the yeast in a cup of lukewarm water.
  2. Take a bowl. Add one cup of flour, the sugar, and the dissolved yeast. Mix well.
  3. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and put in warm position for at least 15 minutes. Allow it to double in size and should have bubbles.
  4. Now, take a big bowl. Add the remaining flour, salt, olive oil and the yeast mixture.
  5. Add lukewarm water in order to make a flexible but non-sticky dough.
  6. Place the dough on a clean surface. Knead well with your hands for 15 minutes.
  7. Put the dough again in a bowl. Cover it well with a clean kitchen towel.
  8. Again, set the bowl aside in a warm place for at least 1 hour. The dough should double in size.
  9. Now, cut the dough into 10-12 pieces depending on the desired size of the pita.
  10. Roll out the dough pieces into circular shapes, about 17-20 cm in diameter.
  11. Take a non-stick frying pan and brush it with some olive oil and warm it.
  12. Take one of the pittas and with a fork make small holes on both sides.
  13. Place the pita in the pan (it should be over medium temperature). Keep each side for around 2-3 minutes until it starts bubbling. Repeat for the other side.
  14. Continue until dough is over.

Be creative and experiment with this Greek pita recipe! Stay tuned for more traditional Greek recipes. Enjoy!

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