Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pita Bread with Shawarma and sauce

It has been 6 years since we had Pita bread with shawarma and those delicious sauces. In Holland you can find a lot of restaurants from the middle East. When we were younger we would go to eat a pita bread with shawarma after a night out. Peter loved his pita bread full of garlic sauce and I would mix the garlic sauce with the red hot sauce; yummy. 
It took me a few minutes on The Fresh Loaf to find this recipe of Pita Bread and a few more minutes to find recipes on Shawarma and sauces. 

This is what I used for 8  pitas:
390 gr flour
7.5 gr teaspoons salt
8 gr sugar or honey
12 gr  yeast
295 – 350 gr water, roughly at room temperature
24 gr vegetable oil 

Mix all ingredients until it is smooth and soft. Place the dough in a slightly oily covered bowl and leave, covered with plastic, until it has doubled in size or for 90 minutes. 

Place the dough on the countertop and punch it down to release the gas. 
Divide into 8 pieces, make balls and let rest for 20 minutes. 
Pre heat the oven to 200C. 
Roll each piece out to approx.. 3 cm thick. 
Place the pitas on the baking stone and bake for 3 - 5 minutes, depending on your oven. The pitas should blow up.  
 Fill the pitas with shawarma of your choice. 
There are a lot of good websites to be found with delicious recipes. And don't forget the sauces; hot red sauce and garlic sauce. 
On the side we eat this refreshing yogurt with cucumber and mint. 
I found the recipe for Pita bread on TheFresh loaf 
I send these pitas to YeastSpotting and to BYOB

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