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Old 02-03-2009, 02:45 PM   #41
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Whats interesting is that the comments on that site all say how delicious that recipe is.
That's why I chose her recipe, lol.. it was far from delicious. It baffles me, maybe I will ask her.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:53 PM   #42
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Yes, that's true, but no matter how big your can of chickpeas is, the amount of tahini specified in the recipe is insane. She is a very nice person so I forgive her.
My guess is they are assuming everyone will use a standard size.

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Whats interesting is that the comments on that site all say how delicious that recipe is.
My guess is they're all using the industrial coffee can size of beans.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:53 PM   #43
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Okay, even though your hummus didn't turn out so well, you inspired me to make some today and it rocked. I took the recipe I posted earlier and added roasted garlic instead of regular and green onions. I did have to add an extra half of can of chickpeas because the tahini was too strong. It was really good.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:24 PM   #44
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Try cutting down the tahini to a couple of Tbsp's, use extra virgin olive oil instead of water and try roasting the garlic first for a much sweeter, milder taste :o)
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:27 PM   #45
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Okay, even though your hummus didn't turn out so well, you inspired me to make some today and it rocked. I took the recipe I posted earlier and added roasted garlic instead of regular and green onions. I did have to add an extra half of can of chickpeas because the tahini was too strong. It was really good.
I'm glad to hear that your hummus turned out great.
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Try cutting down the tahini to a couple of Tbsp's, use extra virgin olive oil instead of water and try roasting the garlic first for a much sweeter, milder taste :o)
Thanks Glorie, those are great tips. I love extra virgin olive oil in everything, so I will definitely add some next time.

BTW, what about the consistency of hummus. I assume that it shouldn't be too thick but not runny either?
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:37 PM   #46
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It should be the consistancy of very soft peanut butter
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Here are two pictures of my hummus. You'll see it hangs on to the knife and the cracker stands up in the mixture. Hope this helps.


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Hmmm.. looks really good!
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:00 PM   #49
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Hmmm.. looks really good!
Thanks. Hope it helps you understand what hummus should look like.

The last time I made it I added toasted pine nuts but those are really expensive right now so I substituted roasted garlic and green onions this time.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:07 PM   #50
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Thanks. Hope it helps you understand what hummus should look like.
I assume that hummus should have a strong chickpea taste. Unlike mine, which had an overwhelming tahini-garlic taste. It was nothing like real hummus I think.
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