Kosovo Pitalke

Kosovo Pitalke is a soft pillowy bread that comes from the Prizren region of Kosovo.  It is delicious right out of the oven and topped with the roasted pepper spread called avjar. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kosovo
Keyword: all-purpose flour
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Heat pizza stone or cast iron skillet in the oven to 320 degrees.
  • Mix the first 3 ingredients and set aside until it turns frothy.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour and salt together.
  • Add in the yeast mixture.
  • Gradually add water until you make a soft dough.
  • Knead the dough for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Oil the dough and cover with cloth.
  • Let it rise to double the size.
  • Divide the dough into four rounds and flatten with your hand.
  • Let rise 10 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet or stone from the office.
  • Dust with flour, spray the dough with water just before placing the stone or skillet back in the oven.
  • Bake until puffed up, about 7-10 minutes don't open the oven door beforehand.
  • Remove and enjoy hot with some avjar.

Notes

Water in a spray bottle to spritz the bread just before going into the oven.

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