By: EatingWell User
The question about whether the split peas are cooked is mine, as well. At first, feeling dumb, I didn't cook them, and of course, they were hard like pellets or gravel in the food processor. (One would break teeth eating them that way!) Then, I cooked them with all the ingredients, and the spread was really good! I especially like the rosemary flatbread with the spread.
Still feeling unsure of what I had done, I cooked another batch first, then followed the recipe, but the spread came out too thin. It seems the "1/2 cup" refers to before they are cooked. Otherwise the spread is too thin when the other ingredients are mixed in. The peas swell as they cook and it makes a good spread.
Also, there is another brand of white whole-wheat flour not mentioned in the current issue: it is Hodgson Mills. It has a somewhat rougher texture than King Arthur and we like it very much. The flatbread made with it was terrific!