Last night M1 (my daughter ‘s first child) was staying briefly for a night with me, before flying home to her parents. I told her about my one, and only attempt at making Hummus. The taste was awful. M1 was wondering as to why I didn’t get it right. Her questions….. did I follow the recipe? What went wrong?
She asked about the ingredients. Did I added all of them to the mixture, or left something out? Actually I had left out the most important one, and that was tahini. I didn’t have it. I had looked into a shop, or two, but didn’t find it. I used olive oil instead, and thought it would do the trick. M1 laughed at how can one leave tahini from Hummus?Without tahini, It wouldn’t taste better.
Early morning we roamed the streets to find a shop to get our hands on the required stuff. The only thing the shop didn’t have was Za’atar. Fortunately M1 had brought a packet for me. After seeing M1 off to the bus station ( she was catching a plane from Boston) I soaked chickpeas in water. I mixed the two recipes I had –adding something, and leaving a thing, or two, and made it. I’m over the moon at finally getting it right.
It’s my favorite thing on toast with a cup of tea in the morning.