pitta bread (Naan)

Naan is a kind of bread which is very important part of cuisines in the Middle East. In Iran we have different types of bread (Naan) which in my previous posts I have shared several recipes for Persian flat breads naan.

Yesterday I baked these beautiful Pitta breads which is very popular in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines and resembles to Iranian flatbread ( Taaftun bread naan).

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If you want to taste pitta bread, so try this simple -quick dough. This home made pita breads are fluffy, soft, flat, easy to make and easy to eat 🙂

And equally goes well with variety of  kebab, falafel, dip aubergine, burgers and sandwiches…

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Ingredients

 

350 g strong flour

1tsp salt

160ml warm milk

80ml warm water

1tsp active dry yeast

1tsp sugar

1tbsp Olive oil+ extra for baking

 

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Method

Combine milk- water, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Cover the bowl and let to rest for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes add 1tbsp olive oil to the yeast mixture.

In another bowl, mix flour with salt and dried or chopped fresh herbs. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and combine well.

Transfer the dough on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until you have a smooth dough.

Brush the bowl with some oil and add the dough . Cover it with a kitchen towel and let to proof for 1 hour until doubled in size.

Place the dough on a floured surface. Press on the dough to remove the air and divide it into 5 equal sized pieces.

Using a rolling pin, and roll out each piece of dough to a circle shape as you see in the photo.

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Heat the oil in a pan, and cook the pita bread for 2 minutes on each side in the pan until they puff up , as you see in the photo.

Serve it with kebab, or chicken, cheese and herbs. Soooooo tasty bread.

 

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