Been craving hummus and pita lately… The hummus is easy, main thing is to soak those dried chickpeas for hours. Overnight ideally.

Soak 1 cup dried chickpeas
Process with as much garlic as you want
Add about 1/4 c tahini
And then 3T lemon juice

Blend until smooth. Pack into a bowl and cover with salt, pepper, cilantro, and olive oil. Let sit in the fridge for a day before eating.

For the bread I combined a few recipes, from King Arthur Flour
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/pita-bread-recipe

and the fabulous Make the Bread, Buy the Butter book.

I used:

2/3 cup warm water
1 t active dry yeast
1 t sugar
Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Stir and add (in a mixer, if you like):
1 T olive oil
1/2 t salt
3/4 c whole wheat flour
Mix well and then slowly add:
3/4 c white flour

When mixed well and pulling away from the beater, remove and knead in another 1/4 c. flour until dough is soft and springy.
Wipe bowl with olive oil and let sit covered for an hour. Divide into 4 pieces, shape into circles. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
Bake on a hot stone in a preheated oven at 550F for 5-8 minutes.

Mmmm… they puffed up and baked through. Slice to make the pocket.