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Monday, July 25, 2016

Delicious Semi-Whole Wheat Pita Flatbreads


     Happy Monday morning to you!  I hope your weekend was lovely.  Ours was certainly a good one.  Somehow they are always busy, but I might as well accept that and move on right?  Luckily it was full of lots of family and plenty of good food.  We (and by "we" I definitely mean I) decided to have a Greek themed dinner.  Luckily my husband is happy to play along with these things.  His job was to light the grill and cook the meat I gave to him... then eat everything placed in front of him.  Two jobs he is always happy to do!   So, I thought I would share our Greek feast with you.  It just so happens that it pretty easily turned into a week worth of posts, so welcome to Greek Week!



   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

Ingredients:

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


  1. Stir together honey, water and milk.  Allow yeast to activate in the warm liquid.
  2. Stir in flours, olive oil and salt.  Knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  3. Place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled, about an hour.
  4. Form into 12-14 balls.  Let dough rest for about 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat a heavy skillet or griddle over a medium flame. 
  6. Roll balls into thin disks, about 1/4" thick, maybe a slightly thinner.
  7. 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.


13 comments:

  1. I absolutely love pita bread and lots of Greek goodness. It is often hard to find tasty fresh pitas so this recipe is perfect! Bring on Greek week friend!!

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    1. I hope you give them a try, Andrea! It was fun to watch them poof up as they cooked. I've always loved pita and now I love it even more!

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  2. Hi Carlee, years ago I made pita pockets, but never made them again. I do fancy pita bread made with whole meal flour. This is another one of your recipes I will be trying (I made the mushroom tart tonight, but used feta instead of the Parmesan and luckily it worked!

    Living in Greece we do eat plenty of Greek food, and no barbecue would be right without a bowl of homemade tzaziki (a recipe I plan to share one of these days!).

    xx

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    1. Oooh, I'd love for you to share your tzaziki recipe! I'm glad you liked the tart. I'll have to try it with feta one of these days. Thanks as always, Debbie!

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  3. Oh these look so yummy! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for crafts, recipes, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  4. I love Greek food. And you are correct it wouldn't be a great feast without pitas and this recipe sounds really delicious with the honey and the whole wheat. I could eat them as is without stuffing them with anything.

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    1. Me too! I think you and I could get each other in a lot of trouble! You just need to tell your body to like gluten and we could go crazy on carbs!

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  5. I look forward to making this pita! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It was much easier than I expected. I've made them a few ways now and have loved the results each time.

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  6. What a unique recipe! I've never made anything like this before. Thanks for sharing :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. I had to give them a try since we've been really into sourdough lately and the original pita recipe was so easy. Now I think we'll be making them regularly! Thank you!

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  7. I'll be making these to go with the tzatziki! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at You Link it We Make It. We hope you'll come back and link up with us again! - Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

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