Pita, or pitta is a wheat flat cake with a pocket inside. It’s the kind of bread which is very popular in Mediterranean countries. Pitta is perfect for stuffing. There are few things tastier than a fresh soft pitta with vegetables, greens, meat and different sauces. Here’s our favorite recipe for pitta. We add fragrant herbs into the dough – marjoram, thyme, rosemary – and the pittas come out flavorful.
Ingredients for Pitta Bread with Fragrant Herbs
- 1.2 lb flour
- 10 oz or 1.5 glasses water
- 2-3 tablespoons sour milk or yogurt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ground fragrant herbs, sugar, salt: 1 teaspoon each
- 0,05 lb. yeast
Recipe for Pitta Bread with Fragrant Herbs
- Dissolve yeast in warm water with sugar and salt. In 15 minutes add oil, sour milk, fragrant herbs and knead soft dough adding flour gradually.
- Knead the dough well, not less than 20 minutes. A well-made dough should be elastic, soft and non-sticky.
- Make a ball and place it in a deep bowl. Cover with a film and leave for 3 hours.
- After that place the dough on a table sprinkled with flour. Divide it into balls of the same size.
- Press them down with your fingers and roll out with a rolling pin. Let them lie like that for 20 minutes.
- Bake them in an oven pre-heated to 430 degrees for about 3-4 minutes. As soon as the pittas have swollen up and gotten slightly golden, take them out at once, put on a dish and cover with a towel.