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Aromatic Pita with Basil and Rosemary

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Aromatic Pita with Basil and Rosemary
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Preparation40 min.
Cooking90 min.
Тotal130 min.
"We`re about to show you how to prepare the tastiest, most aromatic pita in just 7 easy steps. Ready?"


  • flour - 2 cups (500 g) + 3 1/3 tbsp (50 g) for kneading
  • butter - 1/3 cup (80 g)
  • oil - 2 tbsp
  • vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • white wine - 1 tbsp
  • yoghurt - 3 tbsp
  • water - 2/5 cup (100 ml)
  • eggs - 2
  • yeast - 1 2/3 tbsp (25 g) fresh or 1 1/3 tsp (7 g) dry
  • baking soda - 1 pinch
  • basil - 1 tbsp dry
  • rosemary - 1 tsp dry
  • savory - 1/2 tsp
  • sugar - 1 tbsp
  • salt - 1 tsp

How to cook

1. Dissolve the yeast in the heated water with the sugar and 1-2 tbsp flour. Cover with a towel and leave in a warm area.

2. Sift the flour with the salt and make a well. In it, put the yoghurt, vinegar, wine, baking soda, oil, aromatic spices and 1 egg + the white of the 2nd (set aside the yolk for smearing).

Add the effervescent yeast and knead until you get a smooth dough. Add some flour, if needed, to make the dough stop sticking to your fingers. Knead about 10 min., then smear it with a little oil and leave it to rise for 1 hour in a preheated 122°F (50 °C) oven.

3. Form the pita into the desired shape. I divided the dough into 2 and then each of those parts into another 3-4 balls. I rolled them out to thin sheets, smeared each one with melted butter and put them on top of each other (2 circles of 3-4 sheets each). I cut the circles into triangles and rolled each one into a scone, starting from the wide part and going toward the thin part.

Then I arranged them in the oven dish that I had covered with baking paper. You can pull the last triangle into a wick, twist and wrap it into a snail shell and place it in the middle. Arrange the rest of the forms/scones around it symmetrically, so that you have a beautiful pita.

4. Leave it to rise again in a warm area for 30-40 min.

5. Smear the risen pita with the beaten yolk you set aside earlier. Decorate with seeds of your choice or sprinkle more basil.

6. Bake at 320°F (160 °C) for 30-40 min. without preheating the oven!

7. Smear the ready pita with butter and cover with a towel for 10 min. Then it's ready to eat! It's worth the effort and waiting because the result is fluffy and fragrant!


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