This amazing Bosnian dish can be a snack, dinner or desert – depending on how you make it.
We first look at the basics of how to make “pita”, or pie, and then look at the different filling recipes that can be used.
For an example I am using potatoes as a filling.
You will need:
A mixing bowl
A cake pan
phyllo dough (can be found in your frozen food section)
your filling: I am using potatoes, onion, salt and pepper
Peel and wash potatoes
Chop onion, add to grated potatoes, salt and pepper to taste
Pour a small amount of oil in the bottom of your cake pan (enough to cover)
Pour a small amount of oil on your first sheet of phyllo dough, spread to cover the entire sheet.
Spoon enough potato mix down the center of your first sheet of phyllo dough
Roll and place in pan
Repeat until all your filling is used up. Spread a bit more oil over the top of your pita rolls and bake at 200c (375f) for approximate 35 minutes (or until tops are browned)
Remove from oven
Pour a bit of water over the top (only for non-desert pita)
Cover and let sit until soft
Serve with a couple dollops of sour cream
Now, other variations of this can be:
Filling: grated apples, bread crumbs, brown sugar (optional: cinnamon, raisins, walnuts, other apple pie seasonings)
Plum Pita (or any other stone fruit)
Filling: Chopped plums, bread crumbs, and brown sugar
You will fill the filo dough and bake the same way. Once you remove the pie from the oven do not use the water and do not cover. Top with powdered sugar
Feta Cheese and Spinach pita:
1/2 lb feta cheese crumbled
Fresh spinach chopped (it is said to let fresh spinach sit in a bowl of salt water to draw out the bitter taste)
1/4c sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix filling and follow instructions for potato pie
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Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.