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Bd07f396 eb86 4878 8750 073e878b2252  2016 02 21 14 57 59
EmilyC
EmilyC

Just starting a batch of Alon Shaya's hummus. Anxious to see how it compares to Ottolenghi's version.

EmilyC
EmilyC
One other thing -- Shaya's version calls for 8 garlic cloves which you simmer along with chickpeas; Ottolenghi's calls for 4 raw cloves.
Sara Jenkins
Sara Jenkins
Curious how they are different
EmilyC
EmilyC
The Ottolenghi version is heavier on tahini (1 cup plus 2 T) vs Shaya's which calls for 1/2 cup. Shaya's also calls for 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1/3 cup olive oil, whereas Ottolenghi's uses 1/4 cup lemon juice and olive oil only for serving.

All and all, I prefer Shaya's version because the flavors are in better balance, but I had to borrow the Ottolenghi trick of adding ice water to get a smooth, creamy consistency.

Both recipes have you cook the chickpeas with baking soda.