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home made pitta bread

Greek Cuisine

This easy pitta bread recipe are the ones I made on a Greek Cuisine course I went on with my husband at Claverham College. One of the things we made were these home made pitta bread.

I think you will be able to see from the picture that they are pillowy, puffy and soft. They were easy to do, and as they are so basic ingredients, very cheap.

When ready to eat, gently warm, maybe in the toaster, not too much, we don’t want them crisp.

Variations of home made pitta bread

To adapt this recipe a bit. As you need to cook them in the oven, probably best to make a batch and store in the freezer. I would def try a batch of these with the magic dough kept in the freezer, so no cost for any yeast.

If you want to make them from scratch, but don’t want to do any kneading, make up the mix, just stirring gently with a spoon. Cover and leave for at least two hours, preferably overnight, in the fridge. Then proceed as above.

I would also use just ordinary value flour. It doesn’t seem to make much difference when I make magic dough loaves with it. 200g of value flour is 6p, which gives you 4 large pitta. These are rather large, so you could always make smaller ones, which would make them even cheaper, perhaps making tiny ones for children, who always seem to enjoy small things

 

home made pitta bread
home made pitta bread

Easy Pitta Bread

only a few pence each
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Prep Time: 8 mins
Cook Time: 6 mins
Proving time: 45 mins
Total Time: 59 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes, savoury, side dish
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Low Fat, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Other: Freezes Well
Servings: 4 people
Cost per portion 6p
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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Ingredients

  • 200 g white flour strong
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 150 ml water warm

Instructions

  • Add the yeast and the sugar to the warm water and stir to dissolve. Set aside.
  • Sieve flour into bowl with the salt, add the olive oil.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, add the liquid and mix. When
    dough begins to form, tip onto a lightly floured work top and knead
    until the dough becomes smooth and elastic – 5-6 minutes.
  • Place in a clean bowl, cover and leave to prove in a warm place.
  • When the dough has doubled in size. Divide into 4 pieces, or as many as you would like, and gently roll out into oval shapes. Don’t knock too much of the air out. Place on an oiled baking sheet and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 240, gas mark 9, for 6-8 minutes, until just starting to colour.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pitta Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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