Fisun Ercan’s pita bread recipe

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Pita bread recipe by Fisun Ercan from Bika Farm — Pita or pita bread, also known as “Arabic bread”, “Lebanese bread”, “Syrian bread”, or “Turkish bread”, although it differs by region, refers to a thin, round-shaped bread that originated in the prehistoric Middle East and is commonly eaten in Southeast Europe and the Middle East.

Fisun Ercan’s pita bread

Serves: 8
Preparation: 130 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Optional: 2 tbsp. olive oil (to brush on after baking)

Method

  1. In a food processor, blend all ingredients for 10 minutes until smooth.
  2. Cover and let rise for about 90 minutes
  3. Place the dough on a floured surface and divide into 8 portions (balls).
  4. Cover with a cloth and let rise again for about 30 minutes.
  5. Flatten the 8 balls into half-inch thick patties.
  6. Shape them into rectangles or any shape you’d like.
  7. Let stand for about 10 minutes and during this time heat a griddle, a frying pan, a crepe pan (or your BBQ).
  8. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, keeping an eye on them so they don’t overcook.
  9. Brush with olive oil or butter, as you prefer.

After 14 successful years, restaurant Su closed its doors in June 2020. It was an excellent and beloved Turkish restaurant in Verdun, and a real ambassador of Turkish cuisine in Montreal, serving some of the best Turkish cuisine in the city. But don’t worry, the talented and passionate Fisun Ercan has embarked on a new and exciting adventure just outside of the city — Bika Farm. Learn about it here!

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