Hummus Bread (the hummus is IN the bread!)January 20, 2013
Hummus in bread instead of on bread? I love, love, love hummus, but this was a recipe I wouldn’t have given a second look if it weren’t for sent me several links from King Arthur’s website. I was intrigued by the hummus bread, so I thought what the heck, I’ll bake it with her. And it was awesome! The hummus makes it moist, but it’s not super-heavy. It was delicious served with a bowl of hearty vegetable chowder for dinner, and, oddly enough, it was great topped with hummus. Hummus on hummus bread!
- The bread recipe is designed for a bread maker, but I followed the instructions for making it by hand (I used my stand mixer).
- The recipe includes a hummus recipe. I used one of my favorite hummus recipes instead (this one from Cooking Light). You could use store bought hummus too.
- One of the recipe’s ingredients is Whole-Grain Bread Improver. I just bought some and this was my first time using it. I can’t say what the bread would be like without the improver (which is primarily vital wheat gluten), but it rose beautifully, and I’ll give some of the credit for that to the improver.
- I didn’t have garlic oil, and didn’t want to simmer garlic in oil (which I how I assume you’d make garlic oil), so I used olive oil and sprinkled a little garlic powder in it.
This is a great recipe to try if you like hummus or if you have some hummus to use up. Be sure to click over to Michele’s blog to see how hers turned out.