Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Snack Smart: Whole wheat pitas and Smoky Hummus

Here's another yummy recipe. I had it on my other blog, but thought I would share it here as well. Plus a new Smoky Hummus. Both are the brain child of my husband. I take no credit other than the fact that they're yummy

Recipe for: Whole Wheat Pita Bread
To prepare: Bake in oven on pizza stone at 450° F.
3 cups whole wheat flour
1½ Tbs sugar
1½ tsp salt
2 pkg (1½ Tbs) active dry yeast
2 Tbs olive oil
1¼ cups warm water

Mix all ingredients and knead for about 10 min.
Let dough raise in an oiled bowl until doubled, 1-1½ hours.
Preheat oven and pizza stone to 450° F.
Punch down dough and divide into 8 equal pieces (divide again into 4 for mini-pitas) and roll into balls.
Roll out balls on lightly floured surface into thin, 8” rounds (2” for mini-pitas).
Place rounds on pizza stone and bake until they puff up, then about 30 seconds more (about 3½ minutes total).
Note: instead of a pizza stone, you can use a baking sheet. Just make sure to preheat it in the oven.

Recipe for: Smoky Hummus
1 can (16 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
¼ cup lemon juice
3 Tbs tahini (sesame paste)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp salt

Drain and rinse chickpeas.
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender.
Puree until smooth, adding a small amount of water to thin if necessary.
Garnish with olive oil.
No picture for the hummus. I ate it too fast :)

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