Handmade dough is stretched into a paper-thin, translucent pastry, stuffed with various fillings and rolled into traditional Bosnian pita pie.
Bosnian Pita Pie
1 hour 50 min
What You'll Need
Make pita dough
Place flour in a large bowl. Add water. Transfer to floured surface and knead for about 10-15 minutes.
Divide dough into 4 parts
Divide dough into 4 pieces. Flour surface lightly, and roll each piece into a ball, transferring from hand to hand gently.
Roll out dough
Then, adding a bit of flour as needed, roll out dough thinly with a rolling pin, like thin pizza dough.
Let dough discs rest for 30 mins
Arrange rolled out dough circles on a covered counter. Drizzle with oil. Cover the discs with plastic wrap, and let rest in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
Spread dough very thinly
Transfer one dough disc to a large table. Pulling gently, spread dough until super thin and covers the table - see blog post for detailed instructions!
Fill with your choice of filling
Fill Bosnian Pita with one of our three filling options - cottage cheese and feta, apples and walnuts, or vegan butternut squash! See blog post for details.
Roll dough around filling
Gently raise one edge of the tablecloth, allowing the dough to roll towards the empty part in the middle. Stop when the dough gets to that part. Repeat on the other side. Cut along the empty line in the middle, dividing in two.
Roll into a spiral
Oil a casserole dish. Arrange the rolls in the dish, shaping them into spirals and tight coils, like tightly-wound snakes that are ready to pounce.
Repeat with all discs
Repeat with three other dough discs. You can make smaller spirals or vary the fillings in each disc, as you'll be cutting it into two spirals.
Bake at 400F for 40 mins
Bake for 40 minutes at 400F, until pita is golden brown on top. Serve right away, or eat in room temperature for lunch the next day.