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Yummy Kebabs & Pita Bread

So here is something quick & easy you can throw together and tastes great!


You will need….

4 skewers soaking in water, then for your pita….

1/2 cup warm water, mix 1 teaspoon of active dry yeast and a pinch of sugar…..mix well!

In a bowl sieve 1 1/2 cup of bakers flour, 1 teaspoon salt and make a well.

Add the water yeast mix and bring all of the ingredients with your fingertips.

Turn out on to a work surface and knead for 5 minutes. Your dough will be elasticated and smooth!

Place in a oiled bowl and put somewhere where it is warm….you want it to double in size!

When it has…..turn your oven on 230 0c

In the meantime…..

In a bowl you need to add…

230g beef mince
230g pork mince
1/2 red onion finely diced
1 clove garlic crushed
1 egg
30g sour cream
30g breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Season well and give the meat a very good mix!

Divide into 4…..


Carefully put the meat on the skewers and place in the fridge until we will need them…


Back to the dough…


Divide the dough into 4 balls…


Place 2 baking trays in your oven, very lightly greased!

Press out the balls with the end of your fingers keeping the dough round…


Roll out to 3 mm thick….


Carefully place them on your preheated trays! They will not take long, 1 minute on one side…they will puff up….then a couple on the other side!


Keep under a tea towel , so they do not dry out.

Cook your kebabs under a hot grill, around 3 minutes each side!


Open pita and place kebab inside! I had a little spring onion, tomato, capsicum and lime salad, sour cream and chilli sauce!




Kebab anyone??????

Hey guys! How are you all? Tonight I cooked a tasty kebab……and homemade pita breads too! Was very tasty. Recipe to follow 😉 in a couple of days!


Pizza time…..

Hey! Hope all had a good weekend??? To finish ours we thought we would knock up a little pizza dough and make ourselves a couple of pizzas for dinner! So…..we made 2 pizzas (1 each)

280ml Luke warm water
30ml olive oil
450g strong “00” flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried yeast
2tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)

Put the flour and flaxseed in a mixing bowl
Add the yeast to the water and leave for a few minutes, add the olive oil, salt and sugar. Give a quick whisk and pour into the flour.
Mix by hand till the mixture comes together.
Turn out onto a work bench and kneed for a good 5 minutes….until a nice firm dough has formed!


Place the dough on an oiled bowl, big enough for it to double in size, cover in glad wrap and place a warm place! Auckland was pretty chilly today, even the hot press wasn’t playing ball…..roll on summer!

So you want it to be double the size…


Turn out on your work bench, knock back your dough, all that means is to knock out the air that has formed. Divide into 2 even sizes and roll into balls


Roll out your dough to your required thickness, we like ours thin and crispy so rolled out to 4-5mm thick.


Get your fingers involved, create some grooves in your dough….. You’ll get a nice crispy dough with pockets of pizza sauce 😜


Time to get your oven hot hot hot 220c , 200c if you are using a fan oven.

If your using a pizza stone, make sure you have your oven on and stone getting hot!

Because we do not have a stone (roll on Christmas) Place on greased baking tray, we just used what we fancied as toppings, kept it nice and simple.

I think the most important thing is that you have a nice even spread of ingredients.


Bake for 15-20mins until golden and bubbly!


Eat straight away!


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