The Elegant Cook

M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Cook Notes

Recipes from Cyprus

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 12:11 PM


Recipes from Zita Dairies of Paphos, Cyprus


M-J's Pita Bread Recipe


Yield: 8 Pitas Ingredients 3 cups of unbleached white flour 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt 1 tablespoon of sugar 2 teaspoons of yeast 11/2 cups of warm water 2 tablespoons of butter or your favorite vegetable/peanut oil Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add oil/butter and water. Knead for ten minutes. Form the dough into a ball and coat with oil, set into a bowl, and let rise for 90 minutes. Punch down your dough-ball, then divide it into 8 balls. Dust them with flour on both sides and, using a rolling-pin, flatten them into discs. Bake the pitas in your 400* oven on a stone or heavy, flat pan for approximately 5 minutes. ©M-J de Mesterton 2010