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Yummy Kebabs & Pita Bread

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

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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

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Season well and give the meat a very good mix!

Divide into 4…..

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

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Back to the dough…

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Divide the dough into 4 balls…

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

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

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Roll out to 3 mm thick….

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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!

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

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

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

Enjoy

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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!

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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!

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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…

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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

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

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

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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.

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Bake for 15-20mins until golden and bubbly!

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Eat straight away!

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