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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day of Delicious Dealings

Today I was watching The View and some queen from some place (i know, right? real observant) was on and she was talking about pitas and hummus, so i decided to venture and make some for the first time. OH MY GOODNESS they are yummy.
Here are the recipes I used.
try them, i KNOW you'll love them.
these pitas actually taste like pitas and the hummus is just perfect. a win in my book of creations.

Pita Bread:
1 pkg dry yeast (1 tbsp)
1/2 c warm water
3 c flour
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 c warm water

dissolve yeast in 1/2 c warm water

add sugar and stir until dissolved. let sit 10-15 minutes until frothy

combine fluor and salt in lg bowl (mixing bowl)
make a small hole in the middle of floud and pour in yeast. slowly add 1 c warm water and stir (mix in kitchenaid) until elastic.

place dough on floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes (add some flour if it sticks to the surface youre kneading it on). when dough is no longer sticky and is smooth and elastic, youve succeeded.

coat a lg bowl with cooking spray/oil and put dough in it and turn the dough over to full coat the dough

allow to sit in a warm place for 3 hours or until the dough is doubled in size.

roll in a rope. pinch off 10-12 small pieces. place on floured surface. let sit covered 10 minutes.

preheat oven to 500 degrees and make sure the rack is at the very bottom of the oven. be sure to preheat your baking sheet also.

roll out each ball with rolling pin into 5-6 inch across circles 1/3 inch thick.

bake circle for 4 minutes until bread puffs up. turn over and bake 2 additional minutes.

remove each with spatula and add additional pitas for baking. push down the puff with spatula and immediately store in a storage bag.

In a food processor:

1 c garbanzo beans, drained
2 lg garlic cloves, chopped
juice of 1 lemon... See More
1/2 c olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

puree until smooth. refridgerate.


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