Perhaps I should have known better. A bread recipe containing predominantly whole wheat flour and a cup of hummus had hockey puck written all over it. But Hummus Bread sounded pretty healthy, and it was a recipe from a reputable source, so I decided that it was worth a try. Besides that, homemade hummus is a staple around here. We like the flavor and texture, so there’s usually a container in the refrigerator.
So I made the bread. The fact that it took about three hours to rise (instead of the single hour noted in the recipe) should have been my first clue that we were dealing with a potential door stop, but I forged. The second rise went more smoothly, so I had some hope. The bread came out of the oven looking good.
Looks were deceiving however. It was heavy, dense, and slightly gummy. Ever the optimist, I thought that toasting might improve the texture. It did help the texture a little, but did nothing for the taste. Or lack of taste.
So the saga ended with a thud at the bottom of the trash.