BEWARE: Quick Tip Gone Wrong

Sunday morning I was really happy to find this trick… here is what I first wrote about it:

Usually, Sunday is our day when we prepare all our food for the week so that we don’t need to cook too much after work.

This Sunday morning however, we made a horrible discovery: we forgot to soak our chickpeas and other beans! So, if this ever happens to you, do not panic. Here is a quick tip to save you from waiting 10 hours…

1) Put your peas into a large sauce pan and add water so that the water level is about 1 1/2 inch above the beans.

2) Bring the water to a boil and let boil for about 2 minutes.

3) Cover, and let soak for an hour.

Now your beans are ready to be cooked, just like if they had been soaked for 10 hours!
Hooray!

However, when we did cook the chickpeas, tasted and approved their cooking, and thought they were ready to process into delicious hummus, we had a problem. Our blender would not blend them. No that’s not true, our blender DIED in the process of trying out to blend them. So no more blender 😦  and when we tasted the paste, we realized that it was powdery and sticking to the palate, just like a green banana would feel. This was the not-so-good- taste of uncooked chickpeas… Deception.

We really thought this was a cool trick, but I don’t think we will try it again. We will stick to the good old waiting 10 hours. We really don’t understand how we could have thought the chickpeas were cooked when they were still so raw. Mysteries of the kitchen…

Did you have any problem with this trick?

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