Pita bread with onion
This is one of the tastiest things I have ever made. I enjoy working with yeast dough and imagining the final result and the amazing aroma wafting out of the oven. Don’t you just love the smell of fried onion? Now imagine fried onion inside a yeasty bread. It’s incredible!
Makes 12 pitas
300 grams flour (2 cups + 2 Tbsp)
1/2 Tbsp dry yeast (6 grams) / 1/3 packet of fresh yeast (17 grams)
3/4 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
60 ml oil (1/4 cup)
160 ml lukewarm water (2/3 cup)
For the onion filling:
6 onions, finely chopped
8 cloves of garlic, sliced
Ground black pepper
A pinch of za’atar
2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
1. Heat a pan with enough oil to cover the entire bottom of the pan. Fry the onion until it starts to go golden and then add the garlic and the za’atar and continue frying until everything is golden, around 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Best to transfer to absorbent paper towel when done.
2. Place the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a mixer, add the oil and water and mix until you get a soft smooth dough. Place in a bowl and let rise for around 30 minutes.
3. Roll out into a semi-thin layer and cut out 6 cm rounds. Roll each round thinner and transfer to a baking dish. Let rise for 40 minutes, press your fingers into the center and make a small well or use the bottom of a small glass.
4. Preheat an oven to 180°C. Brush with the egg and fill the center with the fried onion.
5. Bake for around 15 minutes or until nice and golden. Garnish with the chopped parsley before serving.
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