Saturday, September 27, 2008

Daring Bakers-September Challenge~Lavosh and Vegan Dip

September's Daring Baker's Challenge was Lavosh and a vegan dip! Thank you Shel from Musing From the Fishbowl and Natalie from Gluten A Go Go, for hosting this challenge! I am grateful to anyone who chooses a challenge that does not involve buttercream or baking and assembling cakes that take 2 days to make.

Here's the beginnings of my lavosh. A yeast dough ball. For the longest time I did not own a rolling pin. I would roll my dough out using a glass cup. But thank goodness I now have a rolling pin.
I'm still rolling out the dough, letting it rest, and then rolling it out more. I wanted to make really crispy lavosh so I had to roll it as thin as possible.
For this challenge, we could top the dough with any kind of seasoning that we wanted to. I went with a mixture of salt, garlic powder, black sesame seeds, and plain sesame seeds.
Here's the finished product. Tiny little abstract crackers. I call them "abstract" crackers because they are all different sizes.
My dip. I black bean garlic chipotle hummus.

My Black Bean Hummus Recipe:
1/2 c. canned black beans (slightly drained)
1 clove of garlic
1 chipotle pepper
salt to taste (I think I used 1/4 t. kosher salt)
Blended all the ingredients together using a hand blender.
Added another 1/2 c. of drained black beans and lightly blended this in (to give the dip a little bit more texture)
The finished product
If you are interested in checking out other Daring Baker's lavosh and vegan dips, here's the blog roll.


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited you liked our challenge! Your crackers look yum, and I LOVE black bean dips - they rule!

Jamie said...

Your dip looks great! Your crackers look delicious too!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

So cute your perfect squares, and yummy dip!

Jenny said...

Your crackers look perfect, not really too abstract I think. Great job!

Lauren said...

Ooo, your lavash looks wonderful! Great Job!

ben said...

I liked making these, they were a fun reminder of why I enjoy fall and winter--it's okay to heat up the house!

Rigby said...

Your hummus recipe looks good...I may have to try that....your crackers look nice and golden brown and crispy :)

TeaLady said...

Your lavash looks great. Nice and crispy. mmmmmm!!!!!!