For the Flatbreads
- 2 cup spelt flour
- 3 quarters cup warm water
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp of salt, pepper and paprika
- 1-2tbsp. olive oil
How to Make the Falafels, Hummus and Flatbreads
Making the Falafels:
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Centigrade.
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. If it's difficult making it smooth, add in a dash of olive oil. In contrast, if the mixture is too wet, add more chickpea flour/almond flour.
You want to have a slightly wet mixture, but it must hold together in a ball shape and you should be able to shape it nicely without your hands getting too messy.
Roll the falafel mixture into approx. 6-8 ball shapes, and then press down slightly with your hands on a lined baking tray.
Bake the falafels for 20-25 minutes, and then let them cool and dry out slightly, so they have a crusty outside with a soft inside.
Making the Hummus:
Blend all of the ingredients in either a blender or food processor.
Add extra seasoning to taste.
Sometimes I also like to add more tahini and cumin (with even a pinch of paprika) for a bigger punch of middle-eastern flavour.
Season well with salt - it makes a big taste difference!
You want to achieve a creamy, set (but still slightly lumpy) texture that isnít too runny or too thick.
Making the Flatbreads:
Make a well in the pile of flour on a clean surface, with the added seasoning mixed in.
Add the warm water and olive oil.
Mix the dough mixture until well combined and it forms a nice dough that can be picked up and placed into a bowl without fully losing shape.
Leave the dough covered for 30 minutes in a warm place.
After 30 minutes, roll the dough into little balls, and then roll them out until about 0.5cm width into the shape of a wrap (I like to go for a wide oval shape).
Cook the dough on a heated and oiled grilling pan/skillet until both sides are cooked (slightly brown with some charring from the grill).
Assembling and finishing touches:
Once all of the separate components are prepared, spread the hummus on the flatbread, and place some falafel on top, with the addition of grated carrot, chopped lettuce/spinach, chopped red onion and chopped tomato (these are just suggestions- you can add whatever you like!) You can also add sprouted beansprouts or extra herbs such as coriander for some great flavour!
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