Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 24 mins

Original recipe from "Bread-Making" By the Greek philosopher Chrysippus in the second century B.C. Recopied into "The Philosopher's Banquet" by Athenaeus in the second century A.D. (This recipe has gone through the ages!) Recipe "modernazation" found in "The Philospher's Kitchen" by Francine Segan.


  1. In a large bowl, mash the cheese, honey and salt together until well combined.
  2. Add the flour and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a work surface and knead briefly.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
  6. Lightly flour a work surface and roll each piece into a very thin circle about 3 inches in diameter.
  7. Lightly oil a nonstick griddle and heat over medium-low heat.
  8. Grill each circle until golden or about 1 minute per side.
  9. Oil the griddle after each use.
  10. Serve warm topped with a dash of honey.
Most Helpful

I found this same recipe (except mine calls for 3 T of honey) in "Movie Menus." It is a really wonderful flatbread that is easy to make.

pattikay in L.A. October 28, 2009

This was an excellent recipe. I had never heard of pthois before but I'm so glad I tried these! Feta is my favorite cheese and this was so easy and delicious. There was a perfect balance between sweet and salty. I left out the additional salt and it was still great. I loved how thin and soft the bread was. Thanks for sharing!

DCKiki April 09, 2009

This was so good. I'm glad that I tried Phthois, it was very quick and easy to make. I only made 1/2 the recipe and ended up wishing I had doubled it ... next time I will. The flat bread was lovely; thin, tender, sweet, salty, with a nice flavor and texture. I really enjoyed being able to taste the sea salt, feta and honey with each bite. The wildflower honey that I drizzled on top, was perfect with it. Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe Bella.

Baby Kato October 31, 2008