Fresh homemade pita bread is easier than you think. This dough is made with some whole wheat flour to make them a bit heartier and healthier as well!
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.
These were soft and delicious, a perfect compliment to our lemon and yogurt marinated grilled chicken which is now one of our favorite dinners. Have a Greek coconut cake for dessert and you have a meal fit for a king! What are your favorite Greek inspired dishes?
- 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-inch 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.