They found this fantastic low calorie starter, which is bursting with flavour and incorporates lots of nutritious ingredients.
As the group have proven to be brilliant bread makers (See previous blog entry Baking bread) they decided to make their own Pita breads for this dish.
Firstly for the actual Pita Breads we used:
|Preparing the Dough|
1/2 Tsp Yeast
1 Tsp Sugar
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Oil
A little Water
Combine all the ingredients except the oil, using enough water to create a soft dough. then add the oil and knead.
Then cover and leave to prove for about 15 minutes, the group were impressed that the dough doubled in size during this time.
Then press the dough lightly to remove the air bubbles.
Divide the dough to 3 equal portions and roll out into a circular shape which is about 1/4 of an inch thick.
Then heat a griddle on a medium heat and cook the Pita’s for a minute on each side until a cavity forms in the breads.
Then cut in half and leave to cool while you prepare the filling and the dressing.
1 Cup of Cooked Chickpeas- We used Tinned.
|Blending the Ingredients|
3 Tbsp of chopped Parsley
1 Tbsp of chopped onion
1 Tbsp of chopped Garlic
1 Tbsp Low Fat Yoghurt
1 Tsp White Pepper
1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
A pinch of Salt
1 Slice of Whole meal Bread
1/3 Cup of Yoghurt
1/4 Tsp Sugar
3/4 Tsp Oil
A Pinch of Black Pepper
1/2 Tsp Mustard Powder
1/2 Tbsp Parsley
A pinch of Salt
|Using a slicer to chop the carrots…|
The homemade pita’s were great and well worth making from scratch and the flavours of the filling and the dressing worked really well together.