Super Smooth Hummus and EASY Pita Recipe

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▪265g or 1c + 1Tbsp warm water (86F/30C)
▪50g or 1/4c olive oil
▪8g or 2tsp instant yeast
▪15g or 1 1/4Tbsp sugar
▪450g or 3 3/4c bread flour
▪10g oro 2t salt

Add ingredients to stand mixer with dough hook attachment. Mix on low for 2 mins or until dough comes together. Increase speed to high and continue mixing for about 4 minutes, careful not to overdevelop the dough. When the dough looks more smooth and passes the tug test (no tearing when you tug a piece) it’s ready.

Separate dough into 6 even (130ish gram) pieces, shaping and rounding each into a ball as shown in video @1:02. Transfer all shaped dough balls to a lightly oiled sheet tray and wrap tightly. Refrigerate to cold ferment for 4 to 24 hours.

To roll out pitas, lightly flour work surface and dough ball then press with your hand to spread into a 4”/10cm circle. Use a rolling pin roll out until dough is about ⅛”/3mm thick and about 9”/23cm in diameter, making sure to keep work surface and dough well dusted while rolling.

Brush off excess flour, then load dough onto a pizza peel then onto a 425F/220C preheated pizza steel/stone to bake for 3-4 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Roll out the next pita while pita 1 is baking. Place in a towel lined bowl or basket and cover with a towel to keep baked pitas warm while you finish the rest.

▪1lb/450g dry garbanzo beans
▪2Qt/kg water
▪8g or 1 2/3tsp baking soda
▪300g or 1 1/3c tahini
▪20g or 1.5Tbsp salt
▪60g or 1/4c lemon juice
▪4-5g or 1tsp citric acid
▪50g or 1/4c extra virgin olive oil
▪90-125g ice cubes (5-9 cubes)
*if you prefer garlic in your hummus, I rec just a tiny amount. 3g or the smallest clove you can find. For me, it wasn’t needed in this recipe.

Add the beans to a tall container, add 2qt water, stir, and allow to soak overnight. They should have nearly doubled in size.

Add soaked beans and water into a pressure cooker along with baking soda. Cook under high pressure for 90 minutes then allow pressure to release for 20 minutes. Beans should be soft but not disintegrated. Drain off as much cooking liquid as possible then transfer beans to a food processor along with tahini, salt, lemon juice, and citric acid. Process for 3 minutes then stream in olive oil while still spinning. Then add in ice cubes one at a time until hummus reaches desired texture/consistency.

Taste for seasoning and add extra lemon juice, salt, and/or olive oil if needed. Spin for a few seconds to combine.

Serve with olive oil, a sprinkle of sumac, and flaky salt.

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0:00 Intro & mixing pita dough
1:52 Cooking the beans
3:42 Shaping and baking pita
4:45 Athletic Greens (ad)
5:44 Finishing the pitas
6:38 Finishing and plating the hummus
10:29 Let’s eat this thing

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17 Replies to “Super Smooth Hummus and EASY Pita Recipe”

  1. Do you guys put garlic in your hummus? I opted to leave it out here. Sometimes I like it, sometimes it overpowers the whole dish. If I do use it, its only 3-5 grams tops. Let me know!

  2. “Pita bread that literally anyone can make” – immediately pulls out a stand mixer

  3. Missing key ingredient, Garlic, a clove or two. A secret ingredient is also a table spoon of yoghurt, Greek would be great

  4. Wow, that looks easy, but the technique 👌 that's required to roll and handle that dough with creasing or tearing…
    I'm just really glad that we have an authentic Middle-Eastern bakery right between NC State campus and our fairgrounds.
    Also, I can't come within miles of their babaganoush, Brian.
    Has he done a babaganoush recipe?

  5. Bri, I love your videos! The only issue I have is all the metric measurements. Any chance of using both in the videos? Keep up the great work!

  6. I will have to give a couple of your modifications a try. I like that texture to, for fresh hummus, but find going a little thinner helps keep it from overly thickening in the fridge.
    Also, never made my own Pitas before. I will need to do that.

  7. Hey Bri, first off, thanks for sharing… as always great stuff! Questions: 1. how long this stay good in the fridge? 2. Can I freeze this? …thanks, Yoeri

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