Sunday, February 14, 2010

Daring Cooks: Almost Mezze

The 2010 February Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Michele of Veggie Num Nums. Michele chose to challenge everyone to make mezze based on various recipes from Claudia Roden, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid.

My most precious commodity at the moment is Time. I'm baking and cooking what I can fit in to my reduced number of leisurely hours, so for this challenge, I succeeded in making the two mandatory items, pita and hummus, but fell short of making the full mezze. By the looks of other folks' attempts, it is something I must do in the future. All those tapas-like dishes look so delicious.

I've made pita before, but I always enjoy trying out a different recipe, as this one was. I'm pleased with the results.

The same goes for the hummus. I've usually purchase store-bought hummus in expensive, small-quantity plastic containers.

No longer.

This is a terrific recipe. For just pennies, comparatively, you can quickly make a ton of hummus, flavoring it however you wish. It disappeared too soon.

For both recipes, head over to Michele's blog, and to see the clever mezze from all the Daring Cooks, stop by the Daring Kitchen.


Madam Chow said...

Your pita look fabulous! And I hear you about the time!

Michele said...

Thank you so much for cooking along with me this month. I think that both your hummus and your pita look just delicious. And your pita puffed up so perfectly. Great job!

I hope that your schedule eases up a bit soon so that you have more time for yourself!

TeaLady said...

Look at that beautiful puff. This was a GOOD pita recipe. Will be mine from now on.

And making my own hummus. YAY!!!