Psomi Spitiko is a really easy Greek bread recipe. Made with yeast, this a no-fuss bread recipe that’s great for beginners. You could make the dough by hand or with a mixer.
– 3 ¾ cups of bread or all-purpose flour (I used AP flour. I was out of bread flour) – 1½ cups of lukewarm water – 1 packet ¼ oz of dry yeast – 2 tablespoons of olive oil – teaspoon of salt – sesame seeds optional to sprinkle on top before baking
I let the dough rise like the recipe says for 15 minutes in my cold oven and I then turned on the oven to 425 F. The total rising time is 45 minutes: 30 minutes before you add all the flour, 15 minutes when the loaves are formed and put in a cold oven on baking tray.
Here is the story behind the name on Psomi Spitiko that I found on a Greek food website (the link no longer works): “I learned this recipe for yeast bread years ago from family in Evros (the northernmost Greek prefecture). It takes about an hour and 20 minutes, start to finish, including kneading, rising time, and baking. It isn’t a glamorous bread with a fancy name – it’s just called ψωμί σπιτικό (psomi spitiko, say: psoh-MEE spee-tee-KOH)… homemade bread”
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