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.
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