Sunday, July 6, 2008

Original Hummus and Whole Wheat Pita

I wanted to have something to go along with the salad that was a starch and a protein, and naturally hummus and pita came to mind. Since I learned to make pita from scratch, it's something I make often. Fresh bread is so much better than store bought, and the house smells delicious!

Hummus and Whole Wheat Pita

Original Hummus:
1 can organic garbanzo beans, lightly drained
2 tbsp. tahini
1 garlic clove, smashed
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
EVOO to thin hummus

Blend all ingredients in a blender, food processor or magic bullet. Add EVOO until it reaches desired consistency. Serve at room temp, store in the refrigerator.

Whole Wheat Pita:
1 packet active dry yeast
1 c. warm water
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. EVOO
2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. white flour (or more, for rolling too)

Pour water, yeast and sugar into mixer bowl. Let it sit for 10 minutes until it blooms.
Using dough hook attachment, begin to mix. Add EVOO, salt, and flour. Knead for 10 minutes. Cover with a damp towel, set in a warm place for an hour or two, until doubled.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, place sheet pan in the oven.
Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll into 6" disks. Place them 4 at a time on the pan already in the oven, cook for 3-4 minutes, until puffed. Remove and eat right away.

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