Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Recipe Warning – Food Network Hummus
Sometimes we have a hummus emergency at our house. We run out of hummus and don’t have any soaked chickpeas in the house. This can be a major problem. So when I saw this recipe yesterday for Extra Creamy Hummus on the Food Network website that is made with chickpea flour I thought I would give it a try. Since I had looked at the boxes of instant hummus before and noticed that the main ingredient was chickpea flour I thought this recipe would work. Wow was I wrong! It looks like hummus but the taste is very “beany” in a really unpleasant raw way. In fact it is so bad I didn’t want to waste any tahini, lemon and garlic to try to make it better.
I have it in the oven now trying to turn it into chickpea crackers. If that works I will post what I did. For now I really don’t recommend this recipe on the Food Network website. Either they didn’t taste this before they posted it or my taste buds have a very different opinion of what is good.
On a related note what do all of you think of the Food Network today? I was a fan 10 years ago but now it seems like more entertainment and personalities and less cooking. In my opinion the cooking they do is average at best. All the tv "cooks" seem to recycle the same recipes over and over again. Just curious what everyone else thinks.