Saturday, September 27, 2008

Daring Bakers September Challenge - Lavash

Here we are - another month, another challenge. The special thing about this month's choice is that it is the first time we've made something that is vegan and/or gluten free. The participants this month had the option to make lavash traditionally (with flour) or gluten-free. I opted to make my lavash with flour and was pleased with the results.

Lavash is an Armenian flat cracker bread that pairs well with pretty much any type of dip or spread. To make it, a yeasted dough is rolled paper thin and baked. It can be topped with spices, sesame seeds, salt and even cinnamon. I chose to use whole cumin seeds since I was going to use them with an eggplant dip.

The whole process was very easy and much like making pizza dough. I scored the dough into rectangles but you can leave the dough whole and break it into shards when it is finished.

The final product came out very nice. I had no trouble with rolling out the dough. The crackers were crunchy and tasted exactly how you would imagine a cracker to taste. I enjoyed this challenge and would consider trying to make them again as my family liked them and patiently waited until I took a picture before devouring every last one.

Thanks to Natalie from Gluten A Go Go, and co-host Shel of Musings From the Fishbowl for this easy and fun challenge. Check out their websites for the complete recipe and check out the DB blogroll for hundreds of different interpretations of this recipe.


Sara said...

mmmm, looks perfect! i had trouble getting mine thin enough when rolling it out, so it's good to know that it's possible! :-D

Karen Baking Soda said...

My kids loved them as well, they kept sneaking up to the kitchen to snatch bits and pieces; a very healthy treat! Lovely job on the challenge.

Lauren said...

Ooo, your lavash looks great!

creampuff said...

Hi Jen!

It was a really enjoyable challenge and it was like making pizza dough. Nicely done!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your Lavash Crackers and dip look really good! Delicious!



Dharm said...

This was a fun challenge indeed! Yours looks just great!

Katie said...

Love the idea of the aubergine dip

Elle said...

Late with the comment, but your crackers look so perfect...and were clearly yummy, too. Lovely!