Whilst it may not be the most aesthetically pleasing culinary creation, it was really simple to whip up and rather tasty, even if I do say so myself, so I thought I'd share the recipe! (I'm also on the hunt for a better location to take recipe pictures, our shiny kitchen worktops really aren't cutting it.)
|For the pitta:|
250g wholemeal flour
2 tsp olive oil
1.5 tsp fast action yeast
Pitta bread is so easy to make that you barely even need instructions, you literally just add the flour, yeast, oil and half the water to a bowl and begin mixing, continuing to add the remaining water as required until a dough is formed. You then knead the dough on a clean surface for 5-10 minutes until it feels nice and smooth. Once the dough is smooth, return it to the bowl and cover with a tea towel before leaving it to prove for around two hours - until it has doubled in size.
|For the hummus:|
1 can chickpeas
1 clove garlic
2tbsp lemon juice
1tbsp olive oil
(A lot of hummus recipes use tahini - a sesame seed paste - but my recipe worked well without)
Again, hummus is so easy that an extensive recipe is hardly required. The most challenging part was de-shelling the chickpeas, who knew they had shells?! This was quite time consuming and involved squeezing the chickpeas until they popped out of their papery shell but it ensured the hummus was smooth and creamy. Once the chickpeas are appropriately deshelled, simply add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
|Those pesky shells|
So there you have it, a super simple hummus and pitta recipe! Let me know if you give it a go :)
Hope you all have a lovely weekend, do you have any plans?
Lots of love,