This bread is simple to make and easy to roll. Nice and thin, it is great to vessel your favorite ingredients.
Petë is a traditional Albanian flatbread. If distinguishes itself, in that it is made by combining rounds of dough to create layers.
Add 1 kg of all purpose flour and 2½ tsp of salt to a large vessel. Make a well in the middle
Add ½ cup of vegetable oil and 2½ cups of lukewarm water. Mix by hand to incorporate, working from the center outwards
Mix well to form a dough
Knead the dough until it is elastic and does not stick to the bowl and to the hands
Divide the dough in 25 pieces. The petë dough is ready
Roll out each piece, forming 20 cm diameter rounds
Grease each round with vegetable oil and dust them with flour
Make piles of 5 rounds and press them together
Roll out each pile, always dusting the surface so it doesn't stick
Roll out each pile into 55 cm diameter rounds
Cook each disc on a griddle plate over medium heat until lightly colored on both sides. Alternatively, you can bake it in the oven on a large non-stick baking tray at 180 °C for 8m
Continue cooking each disc, flipping until each side is lightly browned. The petë bread is ready
Enjoy it as it is, or layer it with fillings to make a savory pie!
Yield 25 portions
All-Purpose Flour1 kg
All-Purpose Flourto dust
Vegetable Oil½ cup
Lukewarm Water2½ cups