A Feast of Ice and Fire: Modern Flatbread & Chickpea Paste

A review of Modern Flatbread and Chickpea Paste from the A Feast of Ice and Fire cookbook.

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“A serving man brought him a bowl of purple olives with flatbread, cheese, and chickpea paste. He ate a bit of it, and drank a cup of the sweet, heavy strongwine that he loved.” – A Feast of Crows

You can find both of these recipes on the Inn at the Crossroads website here!

Modern Flatbread

This bread was pretty simple to make.  It takes several hours, though, because there is 20180408_161602yeast involved and you need to wait for it to rise.

Making the dough just involved mixing all of the ingredients together and kneading it for a good long while.  That was the most difficult part, but only because my hands started getting sore after the 8-minute mark.

As far as dough goes, this is definitely one of the 20180408_171903easier ones to work with.  It wasn’t overly sticky or dry, and it shaped quite nicely.

When the dough was ready to be cooked, the divided balls of dough went into the oven, on a pre-heated baking sheet, just for a few minutes.  I took them out, flipped them, and stuck them back into the oven for another minute.

Then they were done!

Theoretically, with these ingredients, this recipe could have been made in the Medieval Ages as well.

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Taste: 10/10

The bread tasted great!  There wasn’t anything unique about it, and all in all it’s a pretty simple bread, but it was great for what it was: a thinner bread to dip in hummus.  It was fluffy and wonderful 🙂

Difficulty: Easy-Average20180408_174451

You need to knead the bread for about 15 minutes, which can tire out your hands.  You’ll also need to monitor the time closely while the bread is cooking in the oven.  But otherwise this recipe was a piece of cake to make.

Cost: Cheap

Flour, honey, salt…most of the ingredients will be found in your pantry, but you may need to purchase the yeast if you don’t already have some.

Chickpea Paste

Aka hummus.

This was so easy, you guys.  I literally just threw all the ingredients into a food processor, drizzled some oil on top, and then sprinkled a bit of paprika over the whole thing.

I don’t even know what else to talk about here, because it was so darn easy and required very few steps.  20180408_183258

And, of course, it tasted awesome.

We’ll be making this again often!  It’s such a quick snack to throw together, and pretty healthy, too!

Taste: 10/10

It’s hard to go wrong with hummus!  We really loved this, and it would be so easy to play with new flavors.

Difficulty: Easy

You’ll definitely need a food processor, but if you have one it’s so simple.  Just thrown everything into the processor and blend.

It could probably work with a blender as well, though you may have more chunks of chickpea and garlic.

20180408_183249Cost: Cheap-Average

Expect to pay for the chickpeas/garbanzo beans, tahini, and a lemon.

Suggestion:

If you want to add more garlic, citrus, or make any other additions, it’s very easy to adapt this recipe.  Just add whatever additions you want into the processor before you blend!

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