Pitka is a symbol of life and health. Prepare it for a holiday or for the moments when you want to make your family happy. Beautiful picture of sun and roses all flavored with butter. Delicious and definitely a must-try recipe. Soo Tasty with Soo Foodies!

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
800 g Flour
2 Eggs
2 Egg whites
200 g strained Yogurt
60 ml Sunflower oil
60 ml Water
180 ml Milk
28 g Yeast
1 tsp Sugar
70 g Flour for kneading the dough
A pinch of Salt
2 tbs Butter
2 Egg yolks
2 tbs Milk
2 tbs Sunflower oil
1 tsp Sesame

Sunny round loaf /Pitka/

All the dough

Features:
  • Vegetarian

Thick crust, country-style pastry

  • 3.5 h
  • Serves 10
  • Hard

Ingredients

About

Pitka is a symbol of life and health. Prepare it for a holiday or for the moments when you want to make your family happy. Beautiful picture of sun and roses all flavored with butter. Delicious and definitely a must-try recipe. Soo Tasty with Soo Foodies!

  • Make sure all ingredients are with room temperature before the start
  • If you want to double pitka size faster put it in the oven at 50 degrees for 20 minutes
  • When the pitka is ready, in any case, put it on a parchment paper or wooden rack to avoid dampness at its bottom
  • Finally, sprinkle with water and cover with cloth if you prefer it soft. Do not cover it if you prefer it crispy

Steps

1
Done

Sift the flour. Whisk the 2 eggs and 2 whites with the strained yogurt. Add the sunflower oil and whisk again. Combine the milk and the warm water (maximum 37 degrees) and dissolve the yeast with the sugar in.

2
Done

Add the yeast mixture to the eggs-yogurt one and stir well. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour the eggs mixture in. Carefully mix by hand until soft and elastic dough is formed.

3
Done

Transfer to flat working surface and spread some flour on. Knead until soft but not sticky dough. When ready, add salt and knead again to absorb it well. Put the dough in bowl covered by cloth and wait until it doubles its size (approximately 50 minutes).

Divide the dough in 3 small balls. Roll out the first one and spread some butter over. Shape it as a rectangular (approximately 35-40 cm wide) and then roll. Repeat with the second ball but this time before winding up, put the first one into the second and then start winding them up together.

4
Done

Put the big roll in oiled baking tray to form big circle. Cut it carefully to regular circled pieces, but not entirely so the bottom part of the roll stays intact. Slightly pull the cut parts to opposite directions. Take the 3rd dough ball and roll it out to 2 mm thickness. With glass make regular circles in the dough. Arrange the dough circles in groups of 4 and in a way that each subsequent is lying on the previous one. Carefully roll over and cut in two for two "roses". Grease with some butter. Form an inner circle with the "roses" in the tray. Knead and form little pastry ball for the center of pitka or put some extra roses in.

5
Done

Leave the dough aside at warm temperature for another 60 minutes until it doubles its size again.

Whisk the 2 remaining yolks with 2 tbs milk and 2 tbs sunflower oil. Brush pitka with the mixture. This will give it nice golden color after baking. Spinkle with sesame and bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.

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