So how about using kefir to make your favorite pita bread? sounds yummy? Here’s how to make Pita Bread with Kefir happen:
1 3/4 cup wholemeal spelt flour
about 3/4 cup kefir
1 teaspoon sea salt
optional – sesame seeds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, cumin, chopped garlic, different herbs, etc.
1. You need to prepare the dough the day before. Add enough kefir to the flour and salt to make a nice kneading bread dough. Knead until dough is elastic and smooth.
Place in a bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel.
Leave overnight in a warm place.
2. Next day, when the dough is well risen , knock it down
and divide into equal portion about golf ball size. You can make them smaller or bigger, as you wish.
Stretch them out by hand or rolling pin to about
1/2 cm thick.
3. Place on a well oiled baking tray dusted with some flour, cover and leave in a warm place for about30 minutes or until risen.
Before baking, gently brush the tops with the melted butter and you can sprinkle with seeds or herbs of your choice.
4. Place in preheated oven at 220ºC and bake for about 10 minutes or until they have colored a bit.
Note: Alternatively you can heat a pan on a medium flame and cook your kefir bread on it.