Live from Greece! It's Greek Flatbread

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By
@Celestina9000

I found this recipe several years ago in a cookbook that belongs to my brother (but I forget to write down which cookbook!) The walnuts and dried fruit are my addition to the recipe. I always prep my bread dough in a KA stand up mixer. Also, I chose a variety of imported olives from various sources including Greece, Spain, France, Morocco, Peru, etc. A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on the still hot bread was so delicious! Savory, salty, sweet, tart...


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Serves:

32 flatbreads

Prep:

55 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

OLIVE AND FETA MIXTURE:

1 c
kalamata olives, pitted and minced (read recipe intro)
3-6 clove
garlic, peeled and minced
8 oz
feta, crumbled (myzithra would be a fabulous in addition to the feta!)
2/3 c
walnuts, chopped small
1/2 c
raisins (i used a mix of dried fruit including flame & golden raisins, currants, tart cherries & cranberries)
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin

BREAD DOUGH:

2 c
milk
1/4 c
butter, softened
6 1/2-7 1/ c
unbleached white all-purpose flour
4 1/2 Tbsp
active dry yeast
2 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
sugar
2
eggs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare the BASIC YEAST BREAD DOUGH: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.Turn out the bread dough onto a lightly oiled work surface; divide in half. Keep the other half covered.
2
Divide the one half of dough into 16 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball. Cover with a towel and let rest 5 minutes.
3
Flatten each ball of dough to 1/2" thickness.
Place each ball 2" apart on the prepared baking sheets.
Whisk together the two eggs. Brush dough with the beaten eggs. Note: I skipped the egg wash for the test recipe.
4
OLIVE AND FETA MIXTURE: In a non-reactive mixing bowl combine the kalamata olives, garlic, feta cheese, walnuts, dried fruit and olive oil.
5
Divide half of the olive mixture into 16 equal portions. Garnish each dough ball with 1 portion of the olive mixture pressing the topping into the dough slightly with the palm of your hand.
6
Cover with a tea towel; let rise 45 minutes. Repeat with the remaining half of dough.
7
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a small ovenproof pan in the oven on the lowest rack.
8
Sprinkle tops of dough with coarse salt, if desired. Note: I skipped the coarse salt because feta cheese is quite salty.
9
Place the baking sheet in the oven. Carefully place 4-5 ice cubes in the small ovenproof pan then immediately close the oven door.
10
Bake the bread 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
After removing from the oven, transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Flatbreads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Greek