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Pita Bread

I love a good pita and there is nothing better than cooking your own fresh bread. This version is flatter than the ones we are used to but tastes so good.
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 1 hr 17 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp Dry Active Yeast
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 80 ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 40 ml Luke Warm Water
  • 160 g Strong White Flour
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil (extra virgin)

Instructions
 

  • Combine the water, milk, honey olive oil and yeast in a bowl and set to one side for around 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl combine the flour and salt. I have a Kitchen Aid so I put it on ‘speed 1’ and let the mixer combine the ingredients which also makes a well in the flour mixture.
  • Gradually (and slowly) add the liquid mixture to the flour. I increase the speed to ‘2’ for this stage. You are looking for a non-sticky dough, so let the Kitchen Aid go for around 5 minutes. If the mixture looks too sticky add a little flour.
  • Once you have the correct consistency, add some olive oil to a bowl and place the dough in the bowl and cover. Leave for about 1 hour until it doubles in size.
  • Remove from the bowl and dust your worktop with some flour. Shape into a rectangle and then cut into 4 even-sized pieces.
  • Use a rolling pin to shape each piece into a circle. If you are using a BBQ add to the direct side of the grill for around a minute on each side. 
    Pita Cooking
  • Serve with some greek salad, dips (houmous, tzatziki or taramasalata) and your favourite meat.
Keyword Flatbread, Pita