Perhaps 4 cloves of garlic was a bit much
First time I made it, and very pleased with it. I'll be reducing the number of garlic cloves next time as raw garlic has a bit of a kick to it, but other than that it turned out great.Crackle said:Can you keep your mouth closed when you're posting please
(whoo an owl just flew past my window)
Does your home made hoummus taste as good as the shop stuff? Mine always comes out a bit lacking.
Yes. I've made exactly the same mistake. Garlic in a raw dish is very potent! We've given up making hoummous: too much trouble: bought stuff may be an inferior substitute but I can live with it.Noodley said:Perhaps 4 cloves of garlic was a bit much
Right recipe thenNoodley said:First time I made it, and very pleased with it. I'll be reducing the number of garlic cloves next time as raw garlic has a bit of a kick to it, but other than that it turned out great.
(One benefit of the extra garlic is that the amount I ate was reduced for fear of being thrown out of the house)
I know this is a boast, but I think I do a fairly mean felaffel myself! Which is entirely home-made. To go with the bought hoummous .Dave5N said:Back in my student days I had a few Arab mates - palestinians - who made the best hummus you could imagine. Never had anything like it since.
Happy days! The falafael was good too!
Good. Best not done in the blender though - that was my mistake too. Use a food processor if available: you will find you get a better result with less need for water. Try adding a pinch of paprika to give it a better colour. You can save money and get better flavour with dried chick peas, but they will need an overnight soak and a lot of cooking beforehand to get them soft enough.Noodley said:Here's what I used:
Tin of chick peas
2 tablespoons of tahini
Juice of one squeezed lemon
4 garlic cloves
pinch of salt
All thrown in a blender and whizzed. It was a bit of a strain to whizz it for starters and needed "some more" water and de-clogging the blades. Very very simple. And I doubt if I'll be buying shop stuff again.