Pita bread

Pita bread. Fill it with some cheese, a little lettuce, tomato (salt&oregano of course) and some fresh onion.

::600gr white flour
::15gr fresh yeast
::2 table spoons of olive oil
::2 table spoons of milk
::1 tea spoon of sugar
::1 tea spoon of salt

Warm up a cup of water at 40degrees (you should be able to deep a finger and not get burned!)and stir in the sugar and the yeast - let it rest for 15 mins until it creates a kind of foam on the surface (that means yeast has been activated).

Place the flour in a big bowl and dig a hole in the middle where you place the milk, olive oil and salt. Slowly pour the yeast mix in the hole and start kneading (keep going for approx 10 mins). Add additional warm water as needed to form an elastic and sticky dough (should not be too dry).

Cover with a towel and let the dough rise for about 1.5 hour in a warm place. When almost doubled in size split in small balls (about the size of your palm) and dust with plenty of white flour. You can then roll them in round or oval shape and let them rest again for 10mins on a surface dusted with flour.

For the pita breads to rise nicely they should be baked on a really hot surface for very short time (3-5mins). So, heat up a baking tray in your oven at 250 degrees for 20mins. You can then quickly open the oven and place the pita breads on the baking tray for a few minutes. You should see them rising fast (well relatively fast :)

Enjoy with a filling of your choice! Let me know what you think.


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