Of all the new cookbooks I bought, I believe that The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila is my favorite so far. I decided to try one of her recipes this week… and try a very SIMPLE one that could not be messed up. Hummus! Or, as she titled it, “The Gift”.
Lesson #1: When the recipe says use a “food processor”, a blender works for improvising. Usually. In this case, it was perfect. A bit messy, and a bit of a pain to clean, but it worked just fine.
Lesson #2: I REALLY need to sign up for the next food styling class at school. I feel clueless.
All things considered, this recipe was a complete WIN. It required about 6 ingredients, took a total of 10 minutes to make, and I couldn’t get it from the blender to a bowl quickly enough for my roomies and I to devour it. Jamie and Shane thought it was delicious… I always like winning over the appetite of a Texan, you know.
OH, and it was completely fun (and frustrating) trying to locate Tahini in our grocery store. After much searching, I finally found it next to the organic peanut butter… duh.
Do you have a recipe for hummus that you’ve tried? A favorite way to serve it? Favorite garnishes for it? My favorite is sprinkling a little bit of feta on top and eating it with cucumbers.