Sunday, February 23, 2014

576. Arabic Minted Three Cheese Pita

I thought I was onto a million-dollar idea when I came up with this almost-instant cheese pie one hungry morning.
Sadly, like everything else I naively think I've invented, I eventually discover that it's been invented before, thereby nullifying my invention.
In this case, this invention (piling ingredients on a baked disc of bread and baking it for a few minutes) has already been done and widespread to epic proportions. You can just google "pita pizza" and see for yourself.
I used Iraqi tannur bread. Any plain thin-ish disc of bread would do: Mexican tortilla bread, Indian naan, Lebanese or Greek pita... My favorite amongst those listed would have to be the naan, as it's textured similar to Iraqi tannur bread. I also used a variety of cheese, go ahead and use any mix you like. Adding the thin slices of tomato and a sprinkling of dry mint made these near-instant pie/tart/pizzas extra special in the morning. Made extra? Just refrigerate and re-heat whenever. I cut my disc into quarters and I'm good for four breakfasts (or two breakfasts and two tea-times in between).


flat disc of bread
slices cheddar cheese
slices haloomi cheese
slices mozzarella cheese
thin tomato slices
dry mint, crushed


Preheat oven to 450F and set shelf to upper third of the oven.
Distribute the cheese slices over the surface of the bread disc.
Top with the thinly-sliced tomato and a sprinkling of dried crushed mint.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, finishing off with a minute of broiling for color.
Cut into quarters and consume warm with an optional istikan of mint tea.

صحة و عافية

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