Pizza and Calzones

Making Delicious Pita With Yogurt and Dill

If there are any breads that are designed for summer living, they’re the oldest breads in the world, the ones that are flat, portable and quick to cook. Pitas are a great container for a meal on the go. This recipe shows how to make a delicious pita with yogurt and dill as a filling. The dough is rolled out and placed on a baking sheet before being baked for a few minutes in the oven. The end result is a pita that is light and fluffy, filled with a delicious and creamy yogurt and dill filling.

Ingredients used:

For 1 people

  • 1 cup - Warm water
  • 1 tablespoon - Granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon - Or packet active dry yeast
  • 1 cup - Yogurt -- plain
  • 5 1/2 cups - King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour -- (5 1/2 to 6 1/2)
  • 1 tablespoon - Salt
  • 2 tablespoons - Fresh dill weed (or seeds)

Recipe steps:

  • Put the water into a mixing bowl and in it dissolve the sugar and yeast. When the yeast is working, blend in the yogurt and three cups of flour. Stir in the dill, cover the sponge and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • When you come back to the sponge, add the salt and enough flour to make a dough that is a bit stiff and can be kneaded by hand. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it until it is smooth and bouncy, adding only enough flour to keep it from sticking.
  • Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Flatten each piece and roll each piece with a floured rolling pin into a circle that is about 6-inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick. Let the pieces rest to relax the dough.
  • Sprinkle baking sheets with cornmeal and place two circles on each. Or place circles on pieces of parchment paper and let them rest for at least 15 minutes while preheating the oven to 500F.
  • Transfer the pitas-on-parchment to the oven bottom or the lowest rack. Close the oven door and keep it shut for 1 minute. Place the sheet on a rack higher in the oven and continue baking for 3 to 7 minutes, until the pitas have blown up into balloons and are lightly browned.
  • When done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and slide the pitas off. Let them cool, then press more air out of them so they take up less storage room.

These delicious pitas with yogurt and dill are a great meal for on the go and a hit with the whole family. The end result is a light and fluffy pita, filled with a creamy yogurt and dill filling. Serve warm or cold, and enjoy!