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T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby slimpersoninside » July 22nd, 2018, 3:52 pm

Does anyone have a T&T recipe for making a large bowl of hummus? I need to make it for a bring and share meal at work.

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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » July 22nd, 2018, 4:21 pm

We’ve discussed this before, but this is the recipe I use. Foolproof if you have a food processor
http://syrianfoodie.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-hundred%20-and-one-mezze-7-hummus.html?m=1
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 22nd, 2018, 4:57 pm

I rarely eat hummus and wouldn't bother buying tahini to make it. I often wonder if you could substitute peanut butter for the tahini as I always have the other ingredients in.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby KC2 » July 22nd, 2018, 5:06 pm

Nigel Slater's fast recipe is good:
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... nk.recipes

It's in his Real Fast Food book and he says it serves 5-6 as a starter so you could double it using 2 cans of chickpeas.
Personally I don't use quite as much tahini as he suggests- but it's up to you.
I also often add a tsp or 2 of cumin, and/or za'atar (if you use za'atar, depending on the brand you may not need to add much salt as the last lot I had was quite salty. The stuff I have at the moment isn't.)

Paprika can also be a nice addition.

The last batch I made I happened to have a load of spring onion tops so chucked those in too! I've used up Lidl roasted pepers in the past when i needed to get rid of the jar from the fridge!

Good luck and enjoy!
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby KC2 » July 22nd, 2018, 5:10 pm

StokeySue wrote:We’ve discussed this before, but this is the recipe I use. Foolproof if you have a food processor
http://syrianfoodie.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-hundred%20-and-one-mezze-7-hummus.html?m=1


btw, Sue, this link didn't work for me when I wanted to look at it and compare with what I do!
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby slimpersoninside » July 22nd, 2018, 5:47 pm

Thank you both.

Sue, the link didn't work for me either but I found the recipe by looking on the blog. Like the blog by the way, thinking I'll spend some time checking it out, thank you.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » July 22nd, 2018, 7:39 pm

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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby slimpersoninside » July 22nd, 2018, 9:14 pm

Sue, do you make it as per the recipe or do you tweek it please.

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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » July 22nd, 2018, 10:36 pm

I make it just as written when making the full two cans worth, though I kind of estimate the tahini from the jar rather than measuring it, such a horrible clean up job, and I might add a tad more lemon juice than half a lemon unless it's good and juicy

I guess the proportions when making less, I buy the little cans of d'aucy chickpeas and use the Bamix to make a small bowl

I also tend to stop the processor and scrape down the sides a few times to make sure it ends up smooth and silky, as it was in Syria and Lebanon
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby earthmaiden » July 23rd, 2018, 7:21 am

The ingredients look pretty standard but I don't think I would ever thought of blitzing for as long as 5 minutes. It must be super smooth.

Tezza, I think a dip made with peanut butter instead of Tahini would be very nice, you might have to add oil or something wet (maybe a veg). I love experimenting with making dips with beans or chickpeas - usually that are less calorific than hummus.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 23rd, 2018, 7:52 am

Well I can't see the harm in trying so I'd better try! Will report back results when I do. :chef:
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby Ratatouille » July 23rd, 2018, 9:11 am

If you can't get. don't like tahini you could make the Provencal version called pois chichade.

You can just do it to taste. Jarred or canned chick peas blitzed with as much garlic as you fancy, salt , lemon juice to taste(or better still some preserved lemon and finish with good olive oil to make the required consistency.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » July 23rd, 2018, 9:42 am

There are middle eastern versions without tahini
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby slimpersoninside » July 23rd, 2018, 9:52 am

Thanks all.

I was nominated to make Hummus and, as my only attempt about 30 years ago was inedible, thought I needed to seek reliable advice.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby scullion » July 23rd, 2018, 11:03 am

i made a bowl of it to share at the raku firing i went to yesterday morning - two cans of chickpeas, a couple of good sized garlic cloves, a couple of heaped dessertspoons of tahina, a glug of extra virgin, a big squirt of lemon juice (had no fresh ones - i like it so you can just taste the lemon juice through the oil), and salt to taste. save the water from the chickpeas to slacken the mix if it's too thick. whizz everything together with a stick whizzer or food processor for as long as it takes to get to the consistency you prefer (i know people who like it grainy rather than smooth). it's also nice with extra lemon juice and green coriander in the whizzed up mix.
i then usually sprinkle the top with some smoked paprika (had it like that at the local turkish restaurant when i lived in 'ludnud', decades ago).
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby Seatallan » July 23rd, 2018, 12:43 pm

My version is more or less identical to Scully except I use fresh lemon juice. I always sprinkle with smoked paprika too. Love hummus... :chops:
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby cyprusmoira » July 23rd, 2018, 2:07 pm

Some people use peanut butter in addition to the Tahini.
I swear that my youngest Great neice was weaned on Hummous

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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » July 23rd, 2018, 2:19 pm

Does she live in Stokey? :lol:

It has been described as the "national" dish of Stoke Newington, as many of our major ethnic groups claim hummus, and as it's vegan all can eat it - it seems fairly fundamental to Turks, Cypriots, Yemenis, Israelis, hippies, punks, yuppies and hipsters.

Don't think I've ever been to a party here where there was any food at all but no hummus.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby karadekoolaid » July 23rd, 2018, 2:40 pm

Just the same as all of you, except I often use chickpeas cooked from scratch and take advantage of the rest to make veggie croquettes.
I also make the hummus by hand, rather than using the mixer. I like mine with "texture" rather than creamy smooth. In the end, howev
Would I use peanut butter? Probably not - unless it was a very tiny amount. I think it might dominate the flavour.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby KC2 » July 23rd, 2018, 3:39 pm

Seatallan wrote:My version is more or less identical to Scully except I use fresh lemon juice. I always sprinkle with smoked paprika too. Love hummus... :chops:


love the idea of smoked paprika, will definitely do that next time :hungry:
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 23rd, 2018, 9:46 pm

I was going to put together a non tahini batch tonight, but the heat....

I was thinking when I make some it would be nice with a sprinkling of cayenne, then realised I don't have any, but I do have smoked paprika :chops: Posiibly a job for the morning.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby scullion » July 23rd, 2018, 11:40 pm

karadekoolaid wrote: I often use chickpeas cooked from scratch and take advantage of the rest to make veggie croquettes.


me too, although mine are a bi-product of soaking them for falafel rather than having cooked them for other things. they also (sometimes) clog the freezer when my partner has cooked (far too many of) them in a solar cooker.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 24th, 2018, 8:14 am

I've made a batch, and whilst I think there is massive room for improvement, I do believe I am a homemade convert.

This one is too sloppy which could be corrected by adding more chick peas but I shalln't bother.

In the blender went one tin drained chick peas, splash of lemon juice, 1 tsp crunchy peanut butter, 1 tsp last garlic from a jar, pinch each coarse salt, ground cumin, extra hot chilli powder. Probably a bigger glut of olive oil than was needed. Should have added it to the processor as it processed! I used Greek olive oil. Am I imagining it that it has made all the difference to the taste? Not sure the peanut butter was needed. Happy with the flavour though!
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 24th, 2018, 9:29 am

Just a thought. Instead of adding more chick peas to my overly sloppy hummus which would result in me having way too much of the stuff to have to wade through single mouthedly, could I maybe mix in gram flour, form patties then either fry or wrap and freeze?
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » July 24th, 2018, 10:38 am

I'm not sure patties would work if it's sloppy due to too much oil? Might do.

I'm surprised it would be too sloppy if you drained the chick peas well, the Syrian recipe I linked to retains about 1/4 of the liquid and that's about right IMO

I think the Greek olive oil could well make a difference, my recipe uses about 3 TBS tahini + neutral veg oil (sunflower) to one can, so a well flavoured evoo could replace those quite nicely
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 24th, 2018, 6:00 pm

Yeah, I had kind of convinced myself that patties would not work after I posted the query, so I bought another tin of chick peas while I was out this afternoon and I think I will do a Clive - hand mash them and mix them through the smooth and sloppy batch. I usually like hummus on a jacket so had some on one for lunch but the texture was all wrong. The oil is delicious though. I must see if I can remember which brand I bought as I decanted it into my glass oil bottle with stopper and threw the bottle away.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » July 25th, 2018, 8:18 am

Just a tip I meant to add
If you are cooking chick peas from scratch, a half cup measure of dry chick peas is equivalent to a standard (14 oz / 400g ) can of chick peas

So there is a good use for those cup measures - and if you don't have any, an ordinary :mug: mug will give the 2 cans equivalent :D
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby KC2 » July 25th, 2018, 3:23 pm

StokeySue wrote:Just a tip I meant to add
If you are cooking chick peas from scratch, a half cup measure of dry chick peas is equivalent to a standard (14 oz / 400g ) can of chick peas

So there is a good use for those cup measures - and if you don't have any, an ordinary :mug: mug will give the 2 cans equivalent :D


Very helpful! So by that reckoning, Sue, when Claudia Roden says use 250 g dried chickpeas for her hummus recipe, how many cups/cans would that be? :oops: :oops:
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby miss mouse » July 25th, 2018, 4:02 pm

KC2 wrote:when Claudia Roden says use 250 g dried chickpeas for her hummus recipe, how many cups/cans would that be?


IME, that would be the equivalent of 500 gms of soaked and boiled or tinned drained chickpeas. I don't think that the exact amount is critical. Apart from lentils which I haven't done a forensic study of most dried beans seem to double double in weight they do soak up an awful lot of water. That would make a lot of hummus. Do you want to substitute tinned for dried in the recipe?
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby patpoyntz » July 25th, 2018, 8:51 pm

A different take on hummus by the lovely Simon Hopkinson...

http://www.simonhopkinson.tv/recipe/12/ouzo.aspx

If you like a really smooth hummus, it is worth removing the skins.....
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 25th, 2018, 10:51 pm

I wouldn't mind spending the time on the skin off version.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » July 26th, 2018, 9:36 am

I'm never convinced by cumin in hummus, though I know it's quite often done. I think it's partly because I like to be able to taste the tahini and lemon, and partly because I'm often serving hummus alongside spiced foods and want a contrast
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby patpoyntz » July 26th, 2018, 11:17 am

Such a tiny amount of cumin, not really dominant in flavour, just gives a little ‘something’. This recipe is the most like the hummus we had when living in Abu Dhabi, either in friends homes, or Lebanese restaurants. Always served with other dishes before the main event.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby suffolk » July 26th, 2018, 12:20 pm

I'm blaming you lot ... I've just made hummus :chops: ... tonight's crispy lamb cutlets will be part of a mezze ..... :drool:
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby scullion » July 26th, 2018, 12:41 pm

i bet you didn't 'skin' the chickpeas!
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby suffolk » July 26th, 2018, 1:08 pm

scullion wrote:i bet you didn't 'skin' the chickpeas!


Course not Scully ... robust constitution here ... need the fibre ;)
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby Ratatouille » July 26th, 2018, 1:34 pm

Life's too short to skin a chick pea.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » July 26th, 2018, 2:24 pm

I'm tempted to give the skinning a try, good lurking-in-the-shade activity, perhaps?
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby KC2 » July 26th, 2018, 3:26 pm

Ratatouille wrote:Life's too short to skin a chick pea.


I'm with you on that, Rats :lol:
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 26th, 2018, 6:52 pm

StokeySue wrote:I'm tempted to give the skinning a try, good lurking-in-the-shade activity, perhaps?


I can just picture it now. A bowl of chick peas, a G&T with ice, the shade of a tree and a breeze. That's something I'd happily indulge in next time I run out of hummus! :grin:
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby karadekoolaid » July 26th, 2018, 8:59 pm

KC2 wrote:
Ratatouille wrote:Life's too short to skin a chick pea.


I'm with you on that, Rats :lol:

And I will second that. It's akin to removing tomato seeds with tweezers. :scared: :scared: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby Rainbow » July 26th, 2018, 11:01 pm

KC2 wrote:
Ratatouille wrote:Life's too short to skin a chick pea.


I'm with you on that, Rats :lol:

I have skinned the chick peas, but only when I've cooked them myself from dried and they are a bit overcooked. The skins are already off some and come off the rest really easily.
It certainly makes for a very smooth hummus. :D
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby scullion » July 27th, 2018, 7:54 am

TeresaFoodie wrote: A bowl of chick peas, a G&T with ice, the shade of a tree and a breeze.


no - it's
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he says nothing about skinning chickpeas!
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby earthmaiden » July 27th, 2018, 10:13 am

:lol:.
I'm glad I can buy lovely smooth hoummus. There is something satisfying about those mundane jobs on a sunny afternoon in the garden though if you have time. Skinning chickpeas or broad beans, shucking peas, topping and tailing gooseberries etc.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby Seatallan » July 27th, 2018, 12:15 pm

karadekoolaid wrote:And I will second that. It's akin to removing tomato seeds with tweezers. :scared: :scared: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby Badger's mate » July 29th, 2018, 10:11 pm

My Godson got married in Budapest last year, the city has got a lot of 'Hummus Bars'. We went to a couple. It set me off making my own. Similar recipe, tinned chickpeas, lemon, garlic, tahini. I keep the drained juice for thinning the mixture, and retain a few whole chickpeas to add texture. I noticed that they typically served it with a puddle of OO and a sprinkle of something. I tend to used za'atar.
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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby StokeySue » August 1st, 2018, 10:19 pm

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Re: T&T hummus recipe, please

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 2nd, 2018, 7:52 am

Ooh, I'm not sure about that Sue. It doesn't work in my head! :lol:
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