The traditional round loaf is one of the most popular and common type of homemade bread in Bulgaria. It’s called also pitka and it is simple to made from white or graham flour, served either plain or spiced with characteristic Bulgarian herbs. It is a center piece to many customs and celebrations of Bulgarian culinary tradition.
Traditional Round Loaf
- 500 g white flour
- 100 ml lukewarm water
- 100 ml milk
- 100 ml vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp honey
- Mix yeast, warm milk, lukewarm water, and honey in a small bowl. Set in a warm place and until it bubbles.
- Use a large bowl to mix the flour with salt, then add the risen yeast into the center of the bowl and mix well. Then add beaten egg and oil and form a dough.
- Knead the dough and transfer it into a bowl. Cover the bowl and let it rise in a warm place.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, place the dish and bake until golden brown or for 25-30 minutes.
Inspiration and adaptation: notesfromamessykitchen.com, podlipitebg.com, balkansko-shops.bg
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