Monday, February 11, 2013

Fried Pita - Flat Bread

For a long time I wanted to make this recipe that my mom used to make for me as child and serve as snack with feta cheese.

I have to say I am Albanian born and live in New York for quite while now, but making this recipe was very easy and few ingredients involved.

Ingredients:
  • 1 2/3  cups of  all purpose flour
  • 2  Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup of 1% milk
  • 1/2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup corn oil  - (0 gr Trans Fat) for frying
Preparation:
In a large bowl combine together flour, baking soda and salt. In a measurement cup combine milk and 1/2 Tbs. of olive oil. Slowly add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and knead gently the ingredients into a dough. The dough should not be sticky on your hands. If it is to sticky add a little flour and if it is to hard add some more milk. Knead the dough for 5 min then let it rest for 15-20 min. After 20 min shape the dough into oblong loaf  and cut it into 8 equal pieces. Then shape each piece into a ball and flatten each with the back of your palm. Very important to do the flattening  before you open them into the small discs. Using a rolling pin flatten each small dough ball until they are flatten 1/8 inch thick  pita. In  the mean time heat 1/2 cup oil on the medium heat, then place each pita on the hot oil and fry on each side until golden brown. Serve as snack with feta cheese.