Baked tortilla chips for your hummus

You’re perhaps wondering what you can use to scoop up that delicious homemade hummus of yours.  A good option is homemade brown bread, but if that’s too much work for you, there’s an even easier solution: baked tortilla chips.

It’s really quite simple.  Just go to Costco and get the jumbo bag of tortillas (or you can buy them at the local mart as well usually, but they’re quite expensive).   Then, cut them up into triangles and lightly brush them with olive oil.  Add some salt, or another spice or two if you’re feeling adventurous.  Something like cumin is good for hummus.  Then bake in the oven on medium heat until crisp.  Check frequently because it’s quite easy to burn them.  You can store them for a few days in an airtight container, but make sure you let them cool first.

(image from Whatthecraft)

tortilla chips

Homemade Brown Bread Recipe Take 2

I’ve heard from a few people that my homemade brown bread recipe is far too “vague” to be easily replicated and that perhaps it’s not really a recipe as all.  I never use recipes to cook and generally just like adding a pinch of this and a pinch of that until everything is delicious, but that’s certainly not everyone’s style.  Here’s my less vague recipe:

Heat up 1/2 cup water.  Mix in 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons oil.  Add 2 tablespoons yeast.  Let bubble for 10 minutes.

Add 2 cups white flour and 2 cups brown flour.  Mix with a fork first and then knead it all together, adding more flour if necessary.  You can also add more water if necessary at the mixing with fork stage.

Form into a ball, loosely cover and let rest somewhere warm until doubled.  Punch it down, add 1/2 cup flaxseeds and knead it again.  Form it into a loaf shape.  Let rise again until doubled.  Then cook (I use the highest setting on my countertop oven) for about 20 minutes.

Homemade Brown Bread

Brown BreadDelicious bread is not that easy to find in Korea; it’s often too sweet and just the basic white bread.  If you can find it, it’s really expensive.  But, don’t worry!  It’s super-easy to make it at home if you have an oven.

I got almost all the ingredients on Iherb, but a few things from the regular supermarket.  Here’s how you do it:

1. Mix some water water with a bit of sugar, salt and oil.  Add some yeast.  Let get bubbly, about 10 minutes.

 

2. Mix in some white flour, brown flour and flax seeds (I used all organic from Iherb). Knead until stretchy, adding more flour if necessary.  Set in a warm place and let rise until double in size.

3. Knead again and shape into a loaf.  Set in warm place and let rise again until doubled.

4. Bake!

That’s it.  How easy!