Saturday, September 27, 2008

Daring Bakers...take 2!



Today's the day to unveil my second Daring Bakers challenge...I'm happy to say this challenge was vegan for everyone involved!



Lavash Crackers w. Bruschetta


For the first time in Daring Bakers history it was a full on vegan challenge. The recipe for the crackers was vegan and to keep it vegan you had to create a vegan topping of your choice. At first I was bummed that we had to just make crackers. I then of course waited until the last day (today) to do the challenge and was then happy it was just crackers. In the end I was very pleased with the challenge and had tons of fun kneading the dough and watching it rise and so forth. It's something I haven't done in a LONG LONG LONG time. There is just something very comforting to me about kneading dough until it is satiny smooth.

I topped my crackers with rosemary, salt and pepper and them made a delicious Bruschetta using a tomato from my mother in laws garden. It was probably the best tomato I've had all summer. Peter and I made a lovely afternoon snack out of both items.

My only issue with the cracker was my own fault. I failed to roll the whole thing out paper thin so the edges were more bready then crackery. I noticed the problem when I transfered the dough to the sheet pan but didn't feel like rolling it out some more. To be honest I didn't have anymore room on the counter I was using to roll it out any more! Next time, and there will be a next time, I will divide the dough into 2 pieces to make it perfectly thin all the way around.

13 comments:

VeganView said...

That look like a perfect afternoon snack! The bruschetta looks amazing! Yummm :)

Erin said...

Your crackers look great- so thin and crispy!

aTxVegn said...

They look perfect, really pretty. Yay for a vegan challenge!

Tartelette said...

The crackers turned out perfect! Love the bruschetta idea!

friedwontons4u said...

The bruschetta idea is great!

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

Pretty! I bet that tastes just like the end of summer. I love tomatoes!

VeggieGirl said...

FAAABULOUS work on your second DBC!!! Love the bruschetta variety you made :0)

B36Kitchen said...

destiny..you hit it right on the nose! It did taste like the end of summer and it was perfect.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Great photo. It makes me want to dive right in.

tofufreak said...

ooh yum! i love looking at everyone's daring baker's challenge entries. your bruschetta lavash sounds and looks yummy!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Ha! I waited till the last minute too! I divided my dough in half for the rolling stage and it definitely made it easier to get it even. I'd say this was another successful DB challenge for you!

TeaLady said...

Love the flavors you picked. Looks yummy1 Great job.

VeganCowGirl said...

Looks amazing. I would eat that dish right up!