Traditional Handmade Pitas
The story of Achaiki Pita, starts back in 1981, baking daily fresh Greek pitas for souvlaki. Based in Patra, Achaiki Pita is a unique industrial yet traditional baking factory for Greek pitas in Peloponnese. In 2016 Achaikis' Pitas activities, were transferred in new modern premises, with cutting edge production processes and technological equipment, resulting in direct increased volume of pita bread production, as well as a greater focus on customer satisfaction in quality,
ingredient combination and flexibility in pita sizes and shapes.
We continuously develop our trade network with new collaborations, supplying greek pitas and traditional bread creations to more than 700 businesses such as supermarkets, fast food, souvlaki hotspots and restaurants in Greece and abroad. Our aim is a specialty production of pita breads and bread specialities, responding to peculiar customer needs for different dough, shapes and sizes of pita breads. Our rate of achievements is an absolute customer satisfaction with the introduction of new bread entries in our collection, the investment of cutting edge equipment, as well as the best choice on primary ingredients for the creation of truly authentic greek pitas.
Greek pitas for souvlaki wraps carry an official certification for quality and purity of ingredients.
Achaiki pita focuses on quality in all aspects of the bread making process. Since 2008 production is filtered through the scrutiny of tight controls through the nomination of the official certification of HACCP. As part of tradition, handmade production processes are followed through in detail, whilst modern industrial equipment support the basic creation of dough at primary stages. We supply greek pitas and bread creations through a strong network of partners and supermarket chains. In 2016 our new industrial site makes us confident for our new pita bread entries, handmade properties, traditional methods and pure taste. A taste of tradition. We believe in our aim and we achieve it: we give a breadth of life to dough".
Selection Of Primary Ingredients
Our pita production process starts with the careful selection offlour, the primary ingredient for the production of pita breads at Achaiki Pita. The certification of primary ingredients and their fair trade and their good cultivation practices is done in collaboration with certified suppliers who guarantee quality and taste with officially accepted standardised HACCP processes.
The water a necessary ingredient in the creation of dough, the heart of bread making. At this stage we create the dough. This certified pita production process executes the primary mingling and knead of the ingredients, without the use of additives or other preservatives. The We stir the flour and the water, aiming at creating gluten, achieving elasticity in the dough, we wait until the ingredients mature before we use the handmade artisanal shaping of the pita breads.
Shaping Of The Dough
At third stage of pita production the dominant element is the dough. After shaping the dough, we leave the dough to relax, so that the yeast is activated for a fluffy result. Then the dough passes through a cutting machine that gives pieces of a requested size and shape. These pieces are kneaded strictly by hand for artisanal bread result. Then onwards the dough pieces are placed on the "stofa" where the second stage of maturation occurs.
The completion of creating a greek pita is achieved at the professional yet traditional baking ovens of Achaiki Pita. The hand shaped pita doughs, are placed in 450' degrees celcious for 1,50 minute. They are baked crispy and fluffy, their delicious smell awakens our senses everyday!
At the final stage of pita production, the pita breads are transferred through a cylinder tapes, to dispose the humidity from baking time, just before they arrive at packing stage. When the packing stage comes, they are placed into new modern air-proof packs, then in boxes according to the volume of client orders and they begin their journey via our distribution network for their final destination.