“Tiganopsomo” means fried bread when translated from Greek. The leavened dough is used to prepare the bread. It consists of just flour, olive oil, and salt. This is then flat-rolled into a circle while the center is filled with crumbled feta and herbs such as rosemary and parsley. Some people even prefer to add oregano in it. The preparation is very simple and the bread is very tasty and filling.
This bread is traditionally served for breakfast and drizzled with honey. Honey acts as an amazing accompaniment. When it combines with dough and feta cheese, it opens up a lot of flavors.
Tiganopsomo – Greek Fried Bread
- 1¼ cup All-purpose flour
- ½ tsp Sugar
- ½ tbsp Dry yeast
- ½ cup Lukewarm water
- 200 grams Feta cheese crumbled
- ½ cup Parsely
- ½ sprig Rosemary
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ cup Olive oil
- Oil for frying
- Honey as an accompaniment
- To a small bowl, add lukewarm water and sugar. Stir and dissolve the yeast. Let it sit until frothy, about 10 minutes.
- Add the flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a hole in the middle. Add the dissolved yeast. Pour in olive oil. Add lukewarm water and knead the dough until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
- Cover the dough with some plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes or until the dough has doubled.
- Divide the dough in 4 balls. Roll the pieces of the dough into circular discs, approx. 0.5 cm thick.
- Add feta cheese, parsley and rosemary in a separate bowl. Spread this mixture on 2 circular discs.
- Top these two circles of dough with the other circles.Join the edges well with water and secure using a fork.
- Heat a large frying pan on low heat and add oil. Fry the breads, until slightly golden brown; flip it to similarly cook on the other side.Remove the fried bread from the pan and place it on some kitchen paper to absorb any extra oil.
- Enjoy with honey while still warm!