Sunday, September 28, 2008
Daring Bakers: Lavash Crackers with Fava Bean Hummous or Fig Dig
Have you ever gotten to a party location only to find there is not a single car in the parking lot? You check the time. Yup, that is the right time. You check the location. Yup, right spot. You then check the date, today is the 27th right? And, then you call your husband who confirms that you are nuts. Well, that happened to me today. I set aside the weekend to make and post my crackers, thinking Sunday was the 27th & posting date. Sorry Shelly and Natalie --it was great challenge for ease and future usability, I am just a ditz.
I followed the recipe, Lavash Crackers from Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice exactly (it happens sometimes.) The recipe was so easy we made two batches throughout the month. We even used some lavash to weave a dip bowl (backed in a large cupcake mould during baking.)
As part of the challenge, we were asked to make a vegan dip. We make many, many vegan dips here, as we are always trying to eat lower on the food chain at home. I decided to go back to our old stand-by as it is something Belle would eat no matter what mood she was in--fava bean hummous.
My husband decided went for a fruity opposition; dried figs, almonds, and balsamic. It was fantastic against a Spanish red.