If you are going to have Greek food, you need to start with a pita. Am I right? Of course I am! Pita are surprisingly easy to make. There are a couple of ways to do it. I chose to cook mine on the stove top. They just take a couple of minutes per side and it is fun to watch them puff up as they go.
So stay tuned this week to see the rest of our Greek feast. What are your favorite Greek inspired dishes?
Delicious Pita Flatbreads
makes 12-14 flatbreads
3 tsp yeast
1 1/2 tsp honey
1 cup warm water
2/3 cup warm milk
1 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 T olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
- Stir together honey, water and milk. Allow yeast to activate in the warm liquid.
- Stir in flours, olive oil and salt. Knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
- Place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled, about an hour.
- Form into 12-14 balls. Let dough rest for about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat a heavy skillet or griddle over a medium flame.
- Roll balls into thin disks, about 1/4" thick, maybe a slightly thinner.
- Put a little oil on the skillet, then place a disk of dough onto the hot surface. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbly on top and golden on the bottom. Flip and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat until dough is gone.