Live from Greece! It's Greek Flatbread



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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32 flatbreads
55 Min
20 Min


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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


2 c
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
2 Tbsp

How to Make Live from Greece! It's Greek Flatbread


  • 1Prepare 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.
  • 2Divide the one half of dough into 16 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball. Cover with a towel and let rest 5 minutes.
  • 3Flatten 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.
  • 4OLIVE AND FETA MIXTURE: In a non-reactive mixing bowl combine the kalamata olives, garlic, feta cheese, walnuts, dried fruit and olive oil.
  • 5Divide 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.
  • 6Cover with a tea towel; let rise 45 minutes. Repeat with the remaining half of dough.
  • 7Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a small ovenproof pan in the oven on the lowest rack.
  • 8Sprinkle tops of dough with coarse salt, if desired. Note: I skipped the coarse salt because feta cheese is quite salty.
  • 9Place the baking sheet in the oven. Carefully place 4-5 ice cubes in the small ovenproof pan then immediately close the oven door.
  • 10Bake the bread 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
    After removing from the oven, transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool.

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About Live from Greece! It's Greek Flatbread

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

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