Saturday, September 27, 2008

September Daring Baker's Challenge


FINALLY, a savory challenge!! Thank you, Natalie from Gluten A Go Go, and co-host Shel, of Musings From the Fishbowl, for this great challenge! I've never made crackers before, and it was an interesting challenge =)

This being an incredibly busy month, and I mean crazy CRAZY busy, even more then usual, [MAD MAD school stuff, trip to Cambodia, etc], I didn't do anything fancy with this challenge.

For the crackers, I went with salt and paprika. I liked the crackers well enough, though, as some other daring bakers have noted, they are more hard than crispy. Still, I adore the way they puff up in the middle sometimes, reminding me of a particular kind of tapioca chips I used to snack on as a kid =)

For the dip...well, I have to say I winged it, and had no real idea what I was doing. What I really wanted to do was make a seafood dip, but since it was a vegan challenge, I went with an eggplant dip. And all I really had was an eggplant.

So making process went as such:

1. Roast eggplant, remove flesh and dump into blender.

2. Add juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tb olive oil and blend.

3. Taste, freak out, and add a multitude of weird stuff like more oil, a bit of honey, some paprika, more salt, and walnuts [I know, wth was I thinking?]

But, all in all, thankfully, no food went to waste, and the dip came out edible, though not great. I'm just glad I finished the challenge =)

To see more fantastic lavash crackers and amazing dip ideas, visit the daring bakers blogroll!

21 comments:

Jenny said...

Glad you were able to participate, and the crackers look great. I want to hear more about Cambodia!

Lauren said...

Ooo, your lavash looks wonderful, and your pictures are amazing!

Em said...

Looks great - gorgeous pics :)

Veggie Wedgie said...

the crackers look cool!

Isabelle said...

j'adore tes photos :)

Anne said...

Beautiful! My dip was based on baba ghanouj and very close to yours except that I used zucchini. Your crackers are gorgeous!

MaryMary said...

I like the "freak out" part... ;) Eggplant sounds fabulous and your lavash looks lovely!

ARLENE said...

Mmmmmm, your dip sounds delicious and your crackers look "snapping." Singapore is a beautiful place; I visited very briefly about 12 years ago.

jo said...

great job on your lavash challenge!

Gabi said...

Beautiful crackers and dip! hope your month settles down and you have time to enjoy soon!
xo

Meryl said...

I loved that this was a savory challenge too, and I'm glad your baba ghanoush came out OK.

Sandy Smith said...

Yum - can't wait to try your dip . . . I love eggplant and your dip looks fantastic!!

littlelisa said...

Wow, if you've wanted to go to Korea, I've really wanted to go to Singapore. I will eventually visit...

If you go to Korea, I'll be back in Seoul by the end of February, feel free to let me know if you're coming to visit! Looks like you've done quite a bit of travelling yourself.

Your lavash looks wonderful!

Tartelette said...

Wonderful job Amelia! I still went to sweet route, couldn't help it!! I love the spread, looks creamy and tasty!

Jaime said...

your crackers look great... if you roll it out thinner, they will be more crispy than hard :)

Sandra Avital said...

the color of your crackers is very nice. And I love your "freek out" eggplant dip recipe ;)

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

eggplant dip sounds great!

Anonymous said...

cool man! hey babe. make for me!! think goon can eat it. lol. looks yummy. drool!

xoxo
wy

Polka_Roo said...

Beautiful photos. The dip may not have turned out exactly as you'd hoped, but at least it sure looks yummy!

Lisa said...

Are you kidding me? Yours, plain? No way, they look awesome, and I love the eggplant dip! Great job....mouth watering photos.

Tiffany said...

Wow, beautiful crackers! Your dip sounds so delicious! Way to go :)