Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lamb Souvlaki on Homemade Pita

Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki
I used the Food Network recipe with lamb stew meat.  It was very tender after it spent 4 hours marinating.

Pita Bread
2 tbsp dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water (105-115 degrees)
2 1/4 cups white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil

1. Dissolve yeast appropriately, if using active yeast add to water and let sit for 5 minutes, if instant yeast add to flour.  
2. Mix flour and salt then stir in water and olive oil.
3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 15 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
4. Roll the dough into a ball and put dough into an oiled bowl and coat the dough with oil.
5. Let rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled.  Then punch down and let rest for 10 minutes.  
6. Divide the dough into 8 balls, and roll out each ball to form a circle that is about a 1/4 inch thick.
7. Cover flattened dough with dish towel and let sit for 20 minutes.  In this time set the oven to 425 degrees and put lightly floured cookie sheets in the oven to preheat.
8. Bake the bread for 5-10 minutes until puffy.  Then wrap the bread in a dry cloth to keep the crusts soft.


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