Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter pre-lunch

Easter Saturday was spent having a family lunch at my mum's place.  I decided to take some pre-lunch noms since she was doing the whole big lunch herself.  I bought divine marinated olives from the Vic Market & decided to make some bread & dips.  I am sure that she just thought I would go to the supermarket & buy some crackers & dips & did not intend for me to get up at on Saturday morning & start baking bread at 7am but I tend to go all out if I am given a task.  My mum bought herself 'The Joy of Vegan Baking' a while ago & is obsessed with it & everything she has made from it has been amazing so I finally got myself a copy & made the focaccia from it.  This was hands down the best focaccia I have ever eaten!  I have made focaccia a few times & have eaten plenty of it & this was divine - tasty, not dry, not too yeasty tasting, perfect!  There is lots of resting time involved but very little actual work.

The dips I made to go with the bread were muhummara, as blogged about by Where's the Beef  & sweet chilli hommus.  I make up hommus as I go by blending up chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice & salt & pepper & with this one I stirred through some sweet chilli sauce when it was done.

1 comment:

  1. very clever to do the pre-noms before everyone is full - that foccacia looks fantastic with the dips too so I am sure your family were impressed - and your mum sounds great with her vegan baking