Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mini Grilled Flatbread with Hummus & Baba Ghanoush

Recipes by:zainab

Mini Grilled Flatbread

Mini Grilled Flatbread

Recipe adapted from Kath Eats Real Food (without adding the herbs)
Makes 16 mini flatbread

2 cups unbleached flour (you can use 1 cup whole wheat flour + 1 cup unbleached flour).
3/4 cup warm water.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
1/4 teaspoon dry yeast.
1 Tablespoon olive oil.
1)place all ingredients in a bowl of mixer , knead for 10 minutes to make a soft dough.
2)Cover the dough and let rise for 90 minutes.
3)Preheat oven to 550 F.
3)Divide the dough into 16 pieces; shape each piece into a ball, allow to rest for at 20 minutes.


4)Roll them into circles (4 or 5-inch circle) on a floured board.
5)Bake on hot baking surface for 1 minute per side.



2 cans (about 410g each)chickpeas.
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice.
1-2 clove garlic, crushed.
1/2 cup tahini.
2 Tablespoons olive oil.
salt (to taste)
enough water to smooth the hummus.

olive oil for drizzling.
Red hot pepper for garnish.

1)Place all all ingredients in a food processor.
2)Process until smooth (add water if need it).
3)Drizzle olive oil on top & sprinkle with red hot pepper .

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

500 g medium eggplants (roasted).
1/8 or 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice.
1-2 clove garlic, crushed.
8 Tablespoons tahini.
2 Tablespoons olive oil.
salt (to taste).
1/8 cup Fresh Labneh or you can use strained yogurt.
1/4 cup fresh coriander.

olive oil for drizzling.
1/4 cup fresh coriander for garnish.

1) Pierce eggplants in several places with a skewer.
2) Place whole eggplants on oven tray. Bake, uncovered in 450 F oven about an hour or until soft; cool 30 minutes.
3) Peel eggplants, chop flesh; discard skins.
4)Place all all ingredients in a food processor.
5)Process until just combined.
6)Drizzle olive oil on top & sprinkle with fresh coriander.

I am sending this Grilled Flatbread to Susan for YeastSpotting host this week by Nick .

Thank you so much Anam & Lien for sharing those awards with us.
& we passing those awards to all blogger friends (too many to list)

Have a good day mrgreen


Soma said...

The grill marks are gorgeous! What does a baking surface mean? I will have to make these soon... does this have to be baked in an oven or can I do this on a stove top irom grill like we do the indian bread? Please do let me know.

Beautiful display of hummus & baba ghanoush.

Aysegul - Nysdelight said...

Looks delicious! I love hummus and baba ghanoush, well done. Great shots.

Arabic Bites said...

Thanks..when I said hot baking surface I mean anything you use for baking (oven tray,grill pan or whatever you want to use) should be place in the oven when you Preheat it at least 30 or 40 minutes before baking.
I think you can use iron grill (make sure that iron grill is hot then lower the heat to medium when you cook the flat bread.
hope this help :D

Thank you for stopping by :)

zainab :D

The Mrs. said...

I love your blog! :o)
My mouth is watering - everything looks AMAZING!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congrats on the awards! You deserve them!

Those flatbreads look fantastic! Three of my favorite things...



Thistlemoon said...

Delicious! All of the photos are just beautiful! Congrats on the awards! :)

Dori said...

I love those little breads! They are perfect to eat with hummus! Great pictures!

Chef Jeena said...

Oh how I would love to scoop up some hummus and baba ghanoush with those breads - beautiful! I always love your recipes. :-)

Faiza Ali said...

Those breads looks so perfect and cute. And amazing pictures of hummus and baba ganoush.

Congrats on your awards.Keep rocking !

Anonymous said...

Everything on your blog looks amazing, I know I will try to make the flatbread...congratulations on you various awards you well deserve them.
warm greetings from Iceland ;O)

Bergamot said...

All the three looks just wonderful... you make everything you make sound so simple. I tried pitas earlier but somehow never manage to make them puff up like yours :-(

kamran siddiqi said...

Looks Yumm! Photos are great! I've been looking for a good Baba Ghanoush recipe. I think I've found it! :D

Soma said...

I have made Pitas .. this looks pretty similar, but i loved the idea of grill marks. my oven is broken at this moemnt, thats why i asked you if this can be done on the stove top grill too.

chow and chatter said...

wow love the food

fatinaz said...

hello i saw your blog and i want to make peta bread right away it inspire me soo much i make them in oven but i miss georgueos marks of grill even i use iron grill pan wht went wrong?..otheriwse they are soft and fluffly ..thank you soo much

Arabic Bites said...

The Mrs,
Thank you so much :D

Thanks for the comment.

The Leftover Queen,
Thank you.

Yup,those little breads are great with any homemade dips.
Thank you for stopping by :D

Thanks,I want to make the three recipes again since every one in my family loved it so much :)

Thanks,I tried to comment on your blog but it did not work for some reason.

It's really so simple,Try to Preheat your baking pan at least 30 or 40 minutes before baking & your pita will puff up like mine after only 1 minute.

Kamran Siddiqi,
I am glad you did ;) ,love your blog.

Sorry about your oven =(( ,I hate when that happen.
yup this flat bread similar to pita with touch of grill which I'm crazy about these days :D

Chow and Chatter,
Thank you for stopping by :)

Try to Preheat your baking pan at least 30 or 40 minutes before baking(if you're using the oven).

zainab :D

Cynthia said...

Oh gosh girl, you have me salivating here!

Jessie said...

I love hummus! I would eat this up a heart beat yum!

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow.....that looks delectable.....Baba Ghanoush is something i want to try from make it look more appetizing....

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Mimi said...

Great idea to grill the flatbreads. They look so delicious (but not half as delicious as the baba ghanoush!)

shaista said...

Ramadan Mubarak to u and ur family!! first time here..u have got a really beautiful space here..bookmarked ur blog

Yasmeen said...

Ramadan Mabrook ,zainab :)
Grilled bread looks absolutely delish with 2 of my favorite dips :D

Parita said...

Wow thats fantastic, i so would love to have these yummy breads with baba ganoush

mona said...

Absolutely delectable clicks Zainab. Great work!
Ramadan Mubarak to you both sisters!

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic, thank you for sharing the recipe.

umelbanat said...

Salam alikom & ramadan kareem to both of you...
I'm so glad your both back to posting your delesh recipes ...I enjoy your blog ,your pics & ofcourse your recipes so much!!!

may your ramadan be blessed with ma3*fera & ra7ma ...Ameen!!

Arabic Bites said...

Thanks everyone :D
Ramadan Kareem :X

zainab :)

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Congrats on the much deserved awards :)

Everything looks delicious and so inviting as always.

Unknown said...

salaams love your blog mashallah pls tell me why you dont use garlic in your hummous i thought it was essential

Arabic Bites said...

Thanks :)

I used garlic in both Hummus & Baba Ghanoush,You might want to check the ingredients list again :)

zainab :D

Nai said...

Hey hi!
do u use metric cup or US cup?

Arabic Bites said...

I use US cup.

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Cafe Pepela said...

Assalamu Aleykum sis! I'm a Turkish foodie.MashaAllah your blog is so nice,its my first visit,but i really love all your recipes.Breads and babagannuj look delicious (i love both of them)
Looking forward to your post.
Best regards..

Brenda said...

I made these yesterday. Although I am a beginner in bread making I still need more practice to make them look like yours. LOL. The taste was good, especially with the homemade hummus. Your blog is awesome!

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