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Inishta,
your link to Wikipedia was inspirational.
Thinly sliced meat, on a horizontal spit, and secured by three or four ss skewers should work a treat: no need to go vertical at home, eh.

Typo in previous post: was intended as ISL. (Internet as Second Language). God I'm stupid. Enough.
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:19 AM
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Yep, great link and great pics. Doesn't that make your mouth water???
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:05 PM
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I think I will try making the gyro by using my old Farberware rotisserie that will hold the slices horizontally, and if need be I will add some string to keep everything in place. It may be nice to baste it with parsley pesto, that will help the meat from drying out. Once I try it I will let you know how it turned out.

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Inishta, I tried to contact you recently. As a Luddite, even familiar forums pose their challenges...

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Hi Jeff................just click on the username and you can send a message using the drop-down menu..............

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Dave,
did you see this vid at YouTube? Now I understand!

YouTube - dirty - the making of Gyros
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:14 PM
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I made the gyros last night. I sliced a leg of lamb and marinated the meat with garlic, marjoram, salt and olive oil, then placed the strips on a skewer with onion every five or so strips. The lamb came out very good, nice and juicy.

Now for the pita. I used 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of yeast, 1/2 teaspoon of salt less than 1/2 cup of water. I also added some oil. I baked it on a pizza stone in the oven for about 12 minutes at about 400 degrees, they turned out a bit crispy. I think I baked them too long but they puffed up nice. I may throw the last one out the window and see if anyone mistakes it for a UFO… Ha ha ha

Here are some pics.

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Loren,
Cool pitas! Did they deflate when you cut them? That meat looks awesome! Did you eat it all.

Inishta: I had a flatbread in Istanbul about 10 years ago that was about 2 feet long, .5 M, and 8 to 10 inches high, served at our dinner table that was incredibly fun and delicious. It was shaped kind of like an American Football.

Once we tore a piece out of it, the whole thing deflated down to an inch or so thickness. My table of friends just freaked out when they tried it. Delicious!! Any idea what this bread is called, or how it is made?

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Old 01-17-2008, 12:01 AM
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Hi George.........this was a topic I started a while ago and may help.........

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f11/...read-2988.html (Puff bread ?)

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Old 01-17-2008, 04:19 AM
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Ins,
Funny how things go round in circles: I've just acquired a new recipe for Lavash (lavish?) bread.
Thanks eh.
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Hi George.........this was a topic I started a while ago and may help.........

Interesting thread and article. Lavash sounds similar, but the pics in my Bread Baker's Bible book are not close to that bread served in Istanbul. It's probably some variation on the theme.

Funny to see that you and James had had the same bread, and were similarly impressed. Great stuff!

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