Simple and delicious snacks.
I still have recipes I’m creating from my Europe trip, however one of the things I ate the most was pita bread and hummus. It’s nourishing, vegan, easy to find in super markets and worked well while I was traveling! Here’s my take on it!
What you need:
-1 package of active dry yeast
-1/2 cup warm water
-1 teaspoon of organic cane sugar
-3 cups of all purpose flour
-1 1/4 tsp of kosher salt
-1 cup warm water
-1 tbsp. vegetable oil
-Extra flour for kneading
-2 to 4 cloves of garlic minced
-Juice from 1 large lemon
-2 tbsp. olive oil
-1/4 cup tahini
-1/4 tsp kosher salt
-1 can of chick peas drained
-1/2 tsp ground cumin
-3 tbsp. water
-2 tbsp. chopped parsley (optional)
-Extra Lemon for serving
For the Pita Bread:
Start by whisking the 1/2 cup of warm water, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl. Let it dissolve for about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl combine the salt and flour. Then make a well in the center and add the yeast mix.
Using a wooden spoon combine the mixture and slowly add the 1 cup warm water.
On a floured surface knead out the dough for about 10 minute or until it’s elastic and no longer sticky.
Rub the vegetable oil over a large bowl. Add your dough to it and move the dough around so it’s fully coated. Cover and leave near the stove for 3 hours or until it’s double in size. Start to preheat your oven when you have about 30 minutes left to 500 degrees F.
Once doubled, make sure your oven (and baking sheet) are preheating. Pull out the dough and place on a floured surface. Roll it into a rope then break off about 10-14 pieces.
Roll those individual pieces out and place on the baking tray. Cook for 5 minutes. Then using a spatula flip them and let them cook for an additional 2 minutes. After take them out and place on a cooling rack.
For the Hummus:
In a food processor blend your lemon juice and tahini for about 30 seconds. Then add the garlic, cumin, salt, and olive oil. Blend for another 30 seconds. Add half of the chick peas and blend in 30 second intervals until mixed. Add the second half and repeat.
Garnish with additional olive oil and parsley!
Then serve and enjoy! This makes enough for an appetizer for 4 with leftover pita!!