Welcome to our simple minimalist kitchen! Lunches or ‘sack-meals’ can be tough when trying to go natural, simple, and vegan. I wanted to share a few recipes with you today for home made bread and a seitan hummus spread that is really yummy. I have been taking this for picnic lunches on hikes this spring.
There are a bunch of great recipes out there under this search term. This is what I use, not sure the original source, but it works good. Feel free to try several recipes and go with what works best you.
- 3 cups flour (I try and do about half white and half whole wheat)
- 1 1/2 cup water (add another 1/4 cup of water if doing half whole wheat)
- 2 tsp yeast (or a package) Active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- Optional 1 tbsp spices (I love a dill garlic mix or a thyme rosemary mix)
Mix dry ingredients together and then add water. Mix with spoon till flour is wet. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand 4-12 hours. Roll in flour and let rest on counter, turn on oven to 400 and place baking bread dish (I like stone) in oven. When oven is warm (15 to 20 minutes of the dough resting on the counter) remove hot dish and place bread in dish. Bake covered for 30 minutes and then uncovered for 15.
I try to make this up in the morning and let it sit on top of the fridge all day and then bake at supper time. Initial mixing time is only a few minutes. Then the rolling/heating/baking time is just over an hour.
Note: Picture above is a double batch.
Seitan Hummus Spread
- 1 seitan patty
- 2 tbsp hummus (Lots of different kinds, experiment and find a brand you like)
- 3-6 olives (I used green, but any would work well)
Mix up olives and seitan in blender or food processor. Mix in hummas. Spread on bread.