This kind of pull apart bread is traditionally called Pita in Bulgaria. It is often eaten on big family events such as weddings, baptism, engagement and more. It is also favorite childhood breakfast as my nanna is just an amazing baker. I like to serve this bread with honey drizzle and drink ayran (laban) with it. It is just too good! My version is with sourdough which makes it taste just like the original one from few decades ago.
- 2 eggs
- 100 g milk
- 100 g yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 15 g salt
- 130 g sourdough
- 500 g white flour
- 35 g goose fat (you can also you lard or butter)
- 2 tbsp chia (or poppy seeds)
- Start by whisking 1 egg with the milk and yogurt
- Add honey, salt, sourdough and the goose fat. Combine well
- Start adding the flour until you reach nice elastic dough.
- Let it rest covered with cling foil for 3-4 hours
- Once rested gently knead and divide into two balls
- From each ball make 2-3 smaller balls.
- Roll each one on a clean and dusted with flour surface
- Make a roll from each one and then cut onto thick rings around 4-5 cm (you can also put some feta type cheese in between the layers)
- Place each ring on the baking tray and make sure they look nice and not too close to each other as they will rise again.
- Cover the tray with cling film and let it rest in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours
- Take the tray out the fridge, brush with egg and top with chia seeds
- Bake until golden at 180 degrees