Albanian Flatbread (Pite në Tigan)

Avatar for Mimoza TresovaAuthorMimoza Tresova
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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.

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

 1 ⅔ cups all purpose flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
  cup milk
 ½ tbsp olive oil
 ½ cup corn oilfor frying

1

In a large bowl combine together flour, baking powder and salt.

2

In a measurement cup combine milk and 1/2 tbsp. of olive oil.

3

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 minutes then let it rest for 20 minutes.

4

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.

5

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.

6

Serve as snack with feta cheese or powdered sugar.

Ingredients

 1 ⅔ cups all purpose flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
  cup milk
 ½ tbsp olive oil
 ½ cup corn oilfor frying

Directions

1

In a large bowl combine together flour, baking powder and salt.

2

In a measurement cup combine milk and 1/2 tbsp. of olive oil.

3

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 minutes then let it rest for 20 minutes.

4

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.

5

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.

6

Serve as snack with feta cheese or powdered sugar.

Albanian Flatbread (Pite në Tigan)

3 Comments

  1. Hi, in the ingredients it mentions baking powder but in the prep it mentions baking soda. Which one should I use?

    Thank you!

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