recipe has been reproduced with the kind permission
in Ham, South West London Samara
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cookery classes in Lebanese cuisine.
classes are held in our Mediterranean garden, and in
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class features three different Lebanese recipes, tips
on how to preserve food, best places to shop, how to
choose the ingredients, costs and the amount you need
to prepare for different occasions. You can also join
us, a day before on a shopping trip to the local market
or the Arabic shops to introduce you to many new ingredients,
and how to use them.
cooking session accommodates four people. Everyone prepares
and helps to put together the meal and at the end of
each session we all sit down with a bottle of Lebanese
wine to sample the food.
participants will take home a plate of Lebanese Baklava,
a bag of Lebanese bread, all the recipes they tried
and general cooking tips.
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cup dry chick peas
1 garlic clove
1/2 tbsp baking powder
6 tbsp tahini
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
Sprig of fresh mint or parsley
the chick peas overnight.
wash and cover with water, add the baking powder and
put the pan on a high temperature. When it starts
to boil, reduce temperature and leave to simmer until
soft. If the water evaporates during the process,
add hot water.
ready, drain the chick peas, put in the food processor,
add tahini, salt, crushed garlic and water. Mix the
ingredients until very smooth.
the lemon juice and mix for another few minutes.
the Houmous in a small bowl and garnish with olive
oil and fresh mint.
you are using chickpeas from a can, wash well, add
fresh water and put it on a high temperature for 10
minutes. Drain and follow the above instructions.