Friday, January 09, 2009

Well as well.


Mesir We't

Man was this good!

I was just cruisin' the PPK forums and found this, was like, Hmmm, I've got those curry spiced moong dal and rice just lingerin' in the fridge... I have all those spices... I think we'll have this for dinner!

I was a little leery about the cloves and allspice, but was like, what the hey and just added them in there. So good. Seriously, I did not monkey around with this recipe at all (which is unusual. I just left out the tomato paste). Go make it.

I also made pitas to go with, which was just an excellent choice, if I do say so myself.

Of course, I think it was the 1T of paprika that sold me.


2 1/2 C flour
2 t salt
1 T sugar
1/4 C vital wheat gluten
2 t yeast
2 T olive oil
1 C warm water

In your mixer, mix 1 C flour (can use ww), vital wheat gluten, salt, sugar and yeast. Add oil, then water. Mix until smooth approx. 3m.

Stir in the rest of the flour 1/2 C at a time. Dough should form a rough shaggy mass that will clean the sides of the bowl.

Change to hook and knead 3m.

Divide into 8ths, roll into balls on a flour covered counter and cover with a wet tea towel to rest 20-30m.

Rip off 2 lengths of foil the width of your oven rack. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

When dough is ready, roll out into circles on flour covered counter. Place four onto one of your foil sheets, run over to the oven, open it and pull out your rack, run back to the counter, carefully pick up your foil with the pitas on there, walk over to the stove and put them on the rack. Bake for 5-7m until browned and puffy.

Roll out your other 4 pitas and repeat.

Stack and wrap in foil to save, if you have any left.

These freeze well and the recipe doubles well as well.

Still enjoying "Infinite Jest". Glad I didn't bail.