Traditional Greek salad. I also want to make socca, but that won't happen tonight. Hm, or maybe it could.

Also, I feel like a hipster--but goat milk kefir is flippin delicious.

That first picture seemed broken without socca so I fixed it.

Rosemary-thyme socca with hummus and traditional Greek salad (except forgot olives). Also wine, 'cause Mediterranean diet night :-)

@Goldie I had to look up "socca" 'cause I never heard of it before. Interesting. I wouldn't have thought you could make flour out of <del>chickpeas</del> garbanzo beans. I'd expect mush, not flour, though one could dry them before grinding, of course.

BTW, I always feel like I should write "chickpea" in some really narrow font, and "garbanzo" in something wide and florid. I just love the word "garbanzo"---I usually pronounce it in a big, rolling voice. P.T.Bridgeport is what I'm aiming for.

@BasilDragonstrike @Goldie

As 'gram flour' chickpea flour shows up a lot in Indian cooking.

Peas in bread also show up in medieval horsebread. There's a whole article about it here - researchgate.net/publication/2 - which I hope is publically available. And it cites a 14th century London ordinance to the bakers - no “horse-bread be made except of pure beans
and peas, without mixture of other grains or bran”

@AspiringLuddite
@BasilDragonstrike

The rosemary and thyme smelled amazing out of the oven and the stuff was tasty. But I don't have a cast iron skillet and didn't want to fire the broiler for it, so it wasn't street-food yummy, I s'pose. I'd like to compare with a version from the better-equipped sometime.

@Goldie @BasilDragonstrike

I would think you could do it in any reasonable skillet, the trick would be getting a thin layer. I may have to have a play with this. I tend to keep gram flour around.

@AspiringLuddite Yeah, mine was thick-ish in glass pan. Consistency heavy and moist, but it's also 50/50 flour and water with plenty of olive oil. That with that thickness and less heat intensity... I don't want anything to smoke up with a bird in the house, though. I did find a good non-fake olive oil, bit of a peppery taste

@Goldie
I had a look at a few recipes - lots of variation in quantities of oil and some in water to flour ratio.

I've made fritters with chickpea flour but they were stupidly dry. Pancake is probably a better model ...

@AspiringLuddite
Also, given the quantity of oil I slid around the pan (besides the 2 tbsps in the mix), I was surprised it stuck to the pan. I'd like to dry it a bit with less oil but don't want to dig it out. So I guess the other route is thinner, but this thick pancake was the thickness I wanted, so not sure which thing to tweak.

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