Tzatziki and Greek bread


(Norsk version: Tzatziki og Greske brød )

I absolutely love to grill, and I make my own marinades and sides. Now that BBQ season has long since commenced, I think a BBQ-series on my blog will do just nicely.  First up I present two Greek favorites, both very tasty, super versatile – and they are both super-duper easy-peasy! Let us start with Tzatziki and Greek breads. Try these with a light salad or any fish, meat or foul from the ol’ Barbie! Or – just enjoy the Tzatziki and Greek bread together for lunch or as a snack! Yummers McYummerface!

 

Tzatziki

  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 deciliters Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (to taste)

Roughly grate the cucumber. Have the shredded cucumber in a colander and let drain for about 10 minutes.

Finely chop garlic, or use a garlic press, and mix with yogurt and drained cucumber. Season with salt and pepper.

Refrigerate for about an hour to allow the tastes to set.

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Greek bread:

  • 200 grams Greek yoghurt
  • 150 grams plain flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 0,5 teaspoon salt

Light the grill and place the pizza stone on the ol’ Barbie, if you have one. Yu can also use a dry frying pan on medium heat, or the oven on 200 C.

Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Mix flour mixture in yogurt a little at a time, until dough is almost not sticky. Divide the dough into 2 or 6 parts, dust your baking surface and press the dough pieces flat, ca. ½ cm thick.

Move the pizza stone over on the cold zone of the grill and place the bread on it. Or bake them in a dry, but heated frying pan. Or in the oven on 200 degrees C.  Grill the bread until they are nice and golden on both sides.

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Enjoy!

 

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32 comments on “Tzatziki and Greek bread

  1. tzatziki is one of my favorite things in the world. It has garlic, how bad could it be? Can’t wait to try the bread! I knew there was a reason I bought the kitchen scale with both metric and English measurements!

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    • The measurements in these two recipes are no big deal, just do it on slump 🙂 Yanno, the tzatziki and these kind of yoghurt-bread really takes me back to Corfu where I summered many years ago. The food, the climate and the people is pure heaven for a frozen Nordic chick like me 🙂

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    • This is based on baking powder, so no raising of the dough needed. Should be quite foolproof. Just use lots of flour when you form the patties and you’ll be golden 🙂

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    • Naw leave the skin on the cucumber, just wash it. Yes you can use regular yoghurt, but as fatty as possible – or it will be very runny.

      Lik

  2. I didn’t realize tzatziki was so simple! It reminds me of something my mother made years ago (no we’re not Greek). She’d thinly slice cucumbers and mix in sour cream, salt & pepper. Some people would add sliced onions as well. It makes a nice refreshing salad/side dish in the summer.
    I am not much of a baker, but the bread sounds easy as well. I’ll have to give it a try! 🙂

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    • Oh your mother’s recipe sounds yummy, imagine that with fatty fish – like salmon! Imma try that!

      The breads are easy, just messy if you do not use enough flour when you form them 🙂 But no proofing or any of that time consuming stuff 🙂

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      • I completely forgot that I have some salmon burgers (made with feta cheese and spinach mixed in) in the freezer!! I am going to make them tonight for dinner and I can’t think of a better accompaniment than the tzadziki to go with it! Oooo! Now I’m hungry!! 😉

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