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Greek Pita 
Peda Hatz

Greek-style flat bread 

400°F Oven
8 loaves

Greek Pita
This flat bread is similar to Armenian or Syrian style pita but does not have a pocket in the middle. Warm pita on a lightly oiled grill and serve with meals or wrapped around meat in Greek Gyros or Souvlaki
2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cups unsifted flour
1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package yeast
5 Tablespoons softened butter
2/3 cup very warm water
1 egg (at room temperature)
  1. Thoroughly mix 3/4 cup flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
  2. Add butter and gradually add water.
  3. Beat for 2 minutes with mixer on medium speed.
  4. Add egg and 1/2 cup flour, beat 2 minutes on high speed.
  5. Stir in enough additional flour to make a soft dough.
  6. Knead until smooth and elastic.
  7. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
  8. Punch down and divide into 8 equal pieces.
  9. Shape each piece into a ball, then place on greased baking sheet and flatten into an 8" circle.
  10. Let rest 15 minutes.
  11. Bake at 400° F for 6 to 8 minutes until lightly brown.
  12. Cool and wrap tightly until ready for use.