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.



Helene said...

I love your creativity with the crackers! Aced that one baby!!

Esi said...

Your shapes are absolutely adorable! Nice job!

Anonymous said...

I love your animals feasting on the fava bean hummos - they are adorable!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Those lavash animal crackers are cute. I especially liked the weaved dip bowl idea very much. Your husband's "fruity" choice sounds most interesting.

Anonymous said...

omg, they are so adorable ^o^

Anonymous said...

Ooh cute little animal shapes.. That one guys looks like he ate too much grass.

Anonymous said...

I love the fig dip. Can you give us the recipe please??????

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You did amazing!!!!!!! I love the cows over the grass/dip! The criss cross cup is perfect for parties and even the long ones are great! You're very creative!

Anonymous said...

great different shapes you made! very creative!

Dharm said...

See? I kept coming to check and figured you didnt make the challenge. The crackers are just awesome and I love how you made animals as well as that weave. Inspiring!

vibi said...

Everything is too cute, the animal crackers, the blades... but most of all, I mean amazing... the basket! WOW! Too nice to eat, for sure!
What a creative challenge! BRAVO!

Maggie said...

The green color on the fava hummus is awesome! Great variety in cracker shapes, is it fennel or caraway on the cows?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

You did a great job! Those crackers look very pretty! Nice dip too! Wow!



Alexa said...

Wow, Maybelle tell your mom that she rocks! These animal lavash crackers are so cute and I love the cups woven like that. I have never tried hummus made with fava beans. It sounds so good. Beautiful job on the DB challenge!

michael, claudia and sierra said...

bash, ease offa the alcohol... ok?

you tease up with the dips and then nothing?

crackers= beautiful

Anonymous said...

I don't know why so many of us got caught off guard by the posting date this month, but I'm glad you got yours up. The bowl is very creative, the animals in their field of green just adorable.

Anonymous said...

i love your bowl and cute little crackers, very cute. I missed the party too I thought the date was tomorrow for some reason.

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

I couldn't help giggling at the animal lavash. So cute, especially the one with the fennel seed fur.

Thistlemoon said...

Your creativity is always so inspiring! I love the barnyard animals! (and the fig dip! )

Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed! I did a Peter Reinheart cracker and it was a debacle. Yours look decidedly tasty and cute to boot. I'm feeling snacky - and green with envy! ;)

Melissa said...

Great job. And yes, I know what you mean about having something in your head about a date. :P The fruitier one sounds like something I would love.

Anonymous said...

I love your shapes! Really creative. Great job, well done!

Anonymous said...

Now who could resist the cutest crackers ever?!

Y said...

Quite a few people seem to have gotten confused about the posting date this month. But don't worry, you definitely didn't miss the party, not especially with those fab crackers!

Anonymous said...

fava bean hummus!! I can't wait to try it! Beautiful job!

Sophie said...

Your crackers are so fun! I love the animal shapes :).

Gretchen Noelle said...

LOVE the animal crackers!!

maybelles mom said...

Tartelette: kind coming from you.

Esi: thanks.

Micha: thanks.

Aparna: the fig was delicious.

noobcook: thanks.

Jude: I know, but I don't want to give the chubby one a complex.

FoodJunkie: it is now up.

Clumbsy Cookie: thanks.

Tasty Trends: thanks.

Dharm: oh, thanks.

vibi: thanks.

Maggie: that hairy one is fennel.

Rosa's Yummy Yums: thanks.

Alexa: thanks.

cook eat FRET: oh, but alcohol is so nice.

Susan/Wild Yeast: thanks.

Courtney: glad to find a compatriot about the date.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js: thanks.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen: oh, so nice. thanks.

Erinn: so sorry about the problems. I wonder what happened. hopefully reading other posts will help.

melissa: the date was delicious.

fengho: thanks.

lifeinrecipes: not I, I say. thanks.

Y: thanks.

shellyfish: thanks--and great challenge.

Sophie: thanks.

Gretchen Noelle: thanks.