Albanian Flatbread (Pite në Tigan)
For a long time I wanted to make Fried Flatbread that my mom used to make for me as child and serve as snack with feta cheese or powder sugar.
I have to say making this recipe was very easy and few ingredients are needed. This recipe yields portion for two people. if you want more double the ingredients.
- 1 2/3 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup Mazola corn oil for frying
In a large bowl combine together flour, baking powder and salt. In a measurement cup combine milk and 1/2 tbsp. 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 too 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 ball with the back of your palm. Very important to do the flattening before you make 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-high heat, then place each pita on the hot oil, and fry on each side for 40 seconds or until golden brown. Serve as snack with feta cheese or powdered sugar.