If you are expecting a special Valentine's Day post, you will be super disappointed. Apologies :)
Instead, here's this month's Daring Cooks challenge. The 2010 February Daring COOKs challenge was hosted by Michele of Veggie Num Nums. Michele chose to challenge everyone to make mezze based on various recipes from Claudia Roden, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Dugid.
When I saw the challenge, I was really excited. I absolutely love hummus and have made it many times. But I've never made pita.
I had a bag of wheat flour and decided to use it to make pitas. The process wasn't really hard, but my pitas did not "balloon" in the oven, and unfortunately tasted a bit cardboard-y.
The hummus was a combination of all of your typical ingredients: chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, etc. This recipe was WAY too heavy on the lemon. I should have corrected it, but I ate it as is.
I also made an Eggplant & Tomato dip to go along with the pita.