Monday, January 26, 2009

Sophisticated and Intelligent


Hello, my lovelies!
I was so pleased with this quick supper, mostly because of the bread!

You see, I took my favorite, Chickpea Pizza, and baked it in my skillet ala Whole Wheat Skillet Flatbread/Grandma's Cornbread Made Vegan... and it worked!

Chickpea Flatbread

2 C gram/besan/chickpea flour
1 t cumin
1 t salt
2 C water
1 T oil

Sift the dry ingredients into your mixing bowl.
Use your whisk to mix it well, then add the oil and then the water. Beat on high until well combined. Set aside.

Oil your skillet with the 1 T oil, making sure to get up the sides about halfway.

Place the skillet into the oven and preheat it to 400 degrees.

When the oven is ready, whip the flour mixture one more time, pull out your skillet and pour the batter in (it is really liquidy).

Bake for 20m, remove from oven and flip carefully (I used two spatulas for this) and bake 10 more minutes.

Cut into 8ths and serve.

Super filling, high in protein and they taste great.

Still reading "Infinite Jest", enjoyable, really invested in the characters at this point. Will be interesting to see how it all wraps up. I want to say something witty like, "David Foster Wallace is the more sophisticated, intelligent older brother of Douglas Coupland." or something, but that's not quite it... I am really enjoying his descriptions of the settings. He had a really great capability to capture the ethos of different subcultures.


For the Love of Guava said...

mm... I have to figure out where I can get this chickpea flour... it's probably at mother's...lurking... for like a bajillion dollars... but mmm... bread with protein and nutrients... can you really put a price on that??? :)

elizabeth said...

Hey, GG (that's Guava Girl),
I found the gram flour in the ethnic section of Cub (a midwest grocery chain) but the last few times I've been there they haven't had it!!! Boo! I don't think the coop has it, either, so you're way ahead of me, at least you have a source (even if it is expensive...). I think it tastes really good, but it is different. A big bag lasts a looooooong time!