Greek Pita Bread for Gyros

Greek Pita Bread for Gyros

In order to make good gyros, we need the soft and flexible Greek pita bread. When I was in Greece, I made a stock of 2 bags and I stored them in the freezer. Here, I sometimes find them in supermarkets in the frozen bread/buns department. I also tried to replace them with the simple Arabic flatbreads, they will do as well when the craving strikes :)

So, you will find below a quick and simple recipe, the Greek soft pita bread will certainly make an impression and you will cook a gyros even tastier than the Greek one. The complete gyros recipe is coming up next in the following days, it's brilliant, so stay tuned!

Ingredients

White flour
500 g
Bakers yeast
50 g
or 25g dried yeast
Water
300 ml
Sugar
1 tsp
Salt
1 tsp
Olive oil
80 ml

Step by step

1

In a bowl, pour 300ml warm water, add in the yeast, 1 tsp sugar and 100g flour. 

Whisk and let 10-15 minutes until a foam forms.

2

After this time, pour in oil, salt and the rest of the flour. 

Start to mix/knead the dough with a  spoon.

3

Turn dough onto floured table and continue to knead with your hands until it is smooth.

4

Place dough back in the bowl and let rise for about 1 hour.

5

Notice how in 1 hour it triples its volume.

6

Remove dough from the bowl, cut in 8 equal parts and shape 8 balls. 

Let rest on the table for 10 minutes.

7

Use the rolling pin to roll out each ball into a circle of about 24-26cm in diameter.

8

Heat up a skillet and brush it with a bit of oil, before you cook each pita bread.

9

Now place a pita bread in the skillet, over medium heat and pinch the air bubbles with a fork.  

10

Cook them until golden brown on both sides.

11

Repeat the procedure for all pitas and put them in a pile to keep them warm and flexible when bended. 

Of course, you can serve them with any food, not just with gyros :) 

Enjoy!

Quantity: 8 pieces
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 90 min
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