Saturday, September 27, 2008

Peanutella is so good I ate my spoons: Daring Baker's Lavash!

It was vegan month here at the Daring Bakers land! The challenge was Lavash, a very thin flat bread, like crackers, and a vegan dip to go with it. Sweet or savory, hot or cold, pretty or ugly, but vegan! My dip was so good I wanted to eat the spoon I tasted it with, so I decided to make lavash spoons, this way I could actually eat my spoons! The dough was very easy to work with and this was a really fun challenge!

LAVASH SPOONS

  • 1 1/2 cups (6.75 oz) unbleached bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp (.13 oz) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (.055 oz) instant yeast
  • 1 Tb (.75 oz) sugar
  • 1 Tb (.5 oz) vegetable oil
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup + 2 Tb (3 to 4 oz) water, at room temperature
  • Chopped roasted salted peanuts to sprinkle

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, salt yeast, sugar, oil, and just enough water to bring everything together into a ball. You may not need the full 1/2 cup + 2 Tb of water, but be prepared to use it all if needed. Sprinkle some flour on the counter and transfer the dough to the counter. Knead for about 10 minutes, or until the ingredients are evenly distributed. The dough should pass the windowpane test and register 77 degrees to 81 degrees Fahrenheit. The dough should be firmer than French bread dough, but not quite as firm as bagel dough (what I call medium-firm dough), satiny to the touch, not tacky, and supple enough to stretch when pulled. Lightly oil a bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl, rolling it around to coat it with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

The windowpane test. Ok ok...

Ferment at room temperature for 90 minutes, or until the dough doubles in size. (You can also retard the dough overnight in the refrigerator immediately after kneading or mixing). Mist the counter lightly with spray oil and transfer the dough to the counter. Press the dough into a square with your hand and dust the top of the dough lightly with flour. Roll it out with a rolling pin into a paper thin sheet about 15 inches by 12 inches. You may have to stop from time to time so that the gluten can relax. At these times, lift the dough from the counter and wave it a little, and then lay it back down. Cover it with a towel or plastic wrap while it relaxes. When it is the desired thinness, let the dough relax for 5 minutes. Line a sheet pan with baking parchment. Carefully lift the sheet of dough and lay it on the parchment. If it overlaps the edge of the pan, snip off the excess with scissors. I've cut spoon shapes out of the dough.

Draw, cut and cut some more!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180ºC) with the oven rack on the middle shelf. Mist the top of the dough with water and sprinkle with the peanuts.

Looks promissing...

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the crackers begin to brown evenly across the top. When the crackers are baked, remove the pan from the oven and let them cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.

Here they are! So what can we spoon with them?

I've been meaning to make homemade peanut butter for a long time, and I've been meaning to make homemade Nutella for a even longer time. (I even had this Zen recipe bookmarked). I thought this was a good oportunity to make one of them, but since I couldn't decide which one to make, I've combined both and came up with my own version of Peanutella, a peanut-chocolate spread, or in this case, dip! I've based my recipe on Zen's but besides substituting hazelnuts for peanuts, I've changed a few more things.

PEANUTELLA

  • 1 cup toasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cocoa powder
  • 1/4 + 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp oil

I have a Magic Bullet, but if you don't have one you can do it in a food processor. First process the sugar until you have a fine powder. Remove, set aside and add the peanuts. Process until the peanuts start loosing their natural oil and start forming a paste. Add the sugar, cocoa, vanilla and salt. Keep mixing and add oil little by little until you're happy with its consistency. Keep refrigerated.

Peanutella is my new favourite thing!

Dig in!

It's ok to double dip!

Let's get to the bottom of it!

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116 comments:

shellyfish said...

I love love love what you did with this challenge! Spoons? Brilliant! All the better for scooping your delicious dip!

Cristine said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! You are so talented and so creative! I am going to be making that Peanutella soon! And spoons... genius!

Aran said...

que ingeniosa! te han salido fenomenales!

mesa para 4 said...

Muito bom trabalho...beijocas

Lore said...

Cookie you're awesome! Only you could come up with such a deliciously genius idea!!! Love the sound of that dip and the look...well the look is simply addictive :D

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi clumbsy
wow, what an innovative way to make spoons...raally i must agree with you that peanutella is so good that i must eat the spoons.....nice post ! and you have presented it very well.

VeggieGirl said...

Lavash spoons???? Peanutella???? You are BEYOND brilliant!!! But I already knew that, and you should know that by now too, haha ;0) Nice work on this month's DBC!!!

Rachel said...

peanutella...that I got to try..and you have some patience to cup all that spoons....Good Job!

Katrina said...

Amazing and brilliant--again! So do the spoons not break as you dip into the delicious looking peanutella? GREAT name and dip! Will you move to the US please, and Kansas preferreably, and be my neighbor. I'll give you a cookie if you give me one! ;)

1215656559s20768 said...

I would like some peanutella now, please. Do you ship?

These are really cute.

Jeanine said...

LOVE your spoons! Very neat! (looks like a lot of work though). And you peanutella...brilliant! I'd probably run outta cracker spoons before it was gone. :) Great job!

RecipeGirl said...

You are soooo creative! The little spoons are super cute. And that chocolatey nutella dip is lookin' pretty much to-die-for!!!!

morgana said...

¡¡¡ Qué bueno !!! Tanto la peanutella (hasta que no lo he leído no tenía ni idea de cómo podías hacerlo sin mantequilla) como las cucharas, me encanta cómo te quedaron.

Yo lo hice en el último momento y se nota la improvisación... Todavía alucino con los dips y cremas dulces veganos y sin gluten que os habéis inventado. Ùltimamente los retos de las DBrs están empezando a requerir una tarde frente al ordenador con un buen bol de palomitas... ;-)

CookiePie said...

WOW - what a creative approach! The spoons are adorable and... PEANUTELLA??? That sounds fantastic! Well done!

FFichiban said...

Brilliant idea with the spoon shaped lavash ^^! and your photos are amazing!

Peanutella is also amazing cos it has the best of both worlds :D I want to try making some now hee hee

Lisa said...

You are just brilliant...AGAIN!

noble pig said...

You are so dang clever I can't even stand it! Adorable...a winning entry!

chefectomy said...

This is so clever, the spoons and the peanutella - very cool.

--Marc

bakinginoregon said...

Wow, that's a lot of work to make those spoons - I wouldn't have the patience. I love the Peanutella idea - I'm definitely making that. Nice job.

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Dana McCauley said...

Very creative - you deserve a gold star!

Ann said...

These are just beyond adorable! I am just humbled and awed, per usual...

Adam said...

Oh man you made spoons! Guys don't usually say things are cute... but those spoons are. I can say that, right? Yup, I totally dig the dip too... delicious to the max :)

Heather said...

how adorable! i love the spoons! this looks delicious!

genkitummy said...

your lavosh spoons are so cute!

Zita said...

So love your spoon, brilliant!!!

Vera said...

Rita, these are the most originally shaped crackers I've seen! And I love the dip!

awoz said...

I love the peanut chocolate dip:) Looks so good...and your spoons are so cute...

Veggie Wedgie said...

Peanutella and cracker spoons!!!???YES, YES yes please!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Very creative! Love the spoon idea!!

Reeni said...

You are so creative, I love how your mind works! Awesome pictures and your peanutella rocks!!!

Maria said...

I love what you did with this challenge! Looks so good!

Leslie said...

Ok..I was seriously laughing out loud when I read you have the Magic Bullet! I swear you must have EVERY kitchen gadget made to man!!!You are too funny! If they make it you have it!
I love love love you spoons..always Miss creative!
And the homeade peanutella..oh yes!!!

Ruth said...

Seriously you surprise me everytime. THIS IS INSANE WOW SO IMPRESSED. Not enough words since my jaw has hit the floor

chou said...

Yum yum yum. Of course you ate the spoon! :)

Julie said...

I love your spoons and peanutella--both such awesome ideas! And I also had trouble with my gluten not wanting to develop. For awhile, I thought I'd have to just start over.

Jenny said...

I love the spoons, and I am pretty sure you can do no wrong with peanutella!

ARLENE said...

You must have the patience of a saint to have made those delightful lavash spoons. What a great idea! I think I'd like to make a sugar cookie spoon. If I do, I'll be sure to share the results with you.

Maggie said...

I love the inspired spoon shape! My son has never had Nutella because of his dairy allergy. I have to make almondella with this recipe for him to try.

The Blonde Duck said...

Holy crap. That peanutuella is the best looking thing I've seen all day. Oh sweet heavens, I'm craving it now.

Isabelle said...

nous avons eu la même idée des cuillères, moi je m'en suis aussi servies comme moules pour la cuisson .
ton travail est superbe :)

Angela said...

Wow, this is brilliant!! So fantastically creative and undoubtedly delicious, too.

Tanya said...

There is so much to love here...the spoon shaped crackers...the peanutella...wow! That spread sounds insanely good! You combined two of my favorite spreads. Great job!

mavele said...

Que rico!! y que buena idea! el tarrito tambien debería comerse, así no haria falta fregar luego :-)

Aggie said...

OH MY! This is unbelievable and none of it would be safe in my house! Fantastic idea!!

sara angel said...

omg that is such a brilliant/cute/amazing idea! i've seen a bunch of the other daring bakers posts and i think yours is the most original :]

Hannah said...

Your entry is my absolute favorite that I've seen so far for this challenge- the absolute most original idea for shaping the crackers, to be sure!

Anita said...

So cute! What an ingenious idea!

Tartelette said...

Brilliant!! Love the spoons and the dip! Well done!!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Wow! This is the cleverest twist on this challenge I've seen yet! The spoons are genius! The dip is divine! Great job!

pea & pear said...

These look brilliant, such a fantastic way to complete the challenge... and I want to bite into one right now!! So clever!!
Ali

Sugar Chef said...

Wow, love your spoons and peanuttella. Very creative and so well documented. You've inspired me.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very well done! Your crackers look really dainty! A great idea! I can't say no to your Peanutella!!!

Cheers,

Rosa

Emiline said...

You're so smart! I love the spoons - that's creative.

I know I would love Peanutella.

Good job Cookie.

hot garlic said...

Is there no end to your genius or creativity?! Seriously! I would have sooner woken up with my head sewn to the carpet than think of this!! You are too much. It looks great, and even though I didn't think it up, I may have to make mine like this and let people think I'm special.

Lori said...

What a fantastic idea! These are so cute. and I LOVE the dip!

Passionate About Baking said...

I think I'm falling in love with the peanutella too...great great spoons!!

Cakelaw said...

The spoons are gorgeous and very clever - and I am loving peanutella as a dip.

CECIL said...

Loss of words here!! :) Lavash is one thing, but spoon shaped Lavash!! Such a brilliant idea. I need to make a note for this - for my next dinner party! That is if I have the patience to cut up all the shapes. :D

Dawn said...

You are a talented little chef! How inventive of you.
I absolutely love this.
Peanutella, oh yeah, girl can bake and create.

Zoe Francois said...

These are absolutely wonderful. Bravo!!!

Nidhi said...

That's so neat!! Fabulous party idea!! Loved it.

Alexa said...

Another brilliant idea! I am so impressed... You creativity is delightful and so is that peanut chocolate spread.

Suzana said...

É caso para dizer que até a colher marcha!! Muito, muito original.

Bj

jillian said...

Spoons!! What a genius idea! This looks perfect!

Lina said...

I want some for sure! Those spoons are so cute, and youve outdone yourself again with your creativity! peanutella sounds heavenly.

Judy said...

Love your blog -- you are so creative. I developed a recipe for chocolate peanut butter for a contest I entered last year. It was so delish. But the spoons are totally unique and I love them! Here's my recipe -- it's at the end of the post:http://judyskitchen.blogspot.com/search/label/Cheesecakes%20--%20Mocha%20Peanut%20Butter

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Oh Yum...How creative!!! Love the spoons and the homemade nutella!

Manuela © said...

Bem, essas colheres são o máximo!

É um prazer extra poder comer a sobremesa com a colher e tudo lol

Andreia Sousa said...

Uau! Que ideia original. Adorei a sugestão. Parabéns.

Jaime said...

wow, i love your spoons! so creative. and homemade peanutella? you're my new hero :)

Prudy said...

You, young lady, are such a talent of epic proportion! The things you come up with our just brilliant.

Marija said...

PEANUTELLA!!! You are a genius!
And very creative :)

Rebecca said...

The lavash spoons and the peanutella--what a great idea!

Amanda said...

Mmmm I just paid almost $4 for a jar of Nutella at the store, I will have to try this recipe, thank you!

creampuff said...

Okay. You win! Most creative lavash crackers ... so adorable!!!

maybelle's mom said...

YOU DID GREAT. I saw these in the website, and was stunned. Fantastic job.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a fantastic idea you had with this one! I love the spoons and peanutella!

Regina said...

Fantastic - peanutella and edible lavash spoons! I can't wait to try making this spread myself.

Jenny said...

I love your edible spoons! You are the best little daring baker there is girl! Ok, and I have to have some of your peanutella. Great post as usual, love it!!

cookemila said...

me ha encantado tus cucharas...con pe(a)nutella??jajaj me recuerda a otras cosas mas adultas...pero de todas formas dejando la broma me estoy poniendo en la situacion de comermelo con las cucharas crakers y seria un no parar...fatal para mis kilos pero algo sumamente delicioso.Felicidades

Jude said...

Every time I visit your blog I go "why didn't I think of that."

Looks like a lot of fun to eat.

linda said...

Love the spoons and love the peanutella a lot :)

tartasacher said...

Hola Clumbsy Cookie:
Gracias por tu bonitocomentario en mi blog. Tu lavash te ha quedado perfecto, maravilloso, una presentación exquisita, muy original y deliciosa. Besos miles y hasta pronto.

Aparna said...

It couldn't get better than Peanutella on Cracker spoons.

TERESA said...

que chulas tu cucharitas¡¡¡¡ felicidades¡¡¡¡¡

Dharm said...

Fan-bloody-tastic!!! What a great idea making spoons and an even better idea making peanutella!! I'm still in awe at your brilliance!

Jodie said...

Great idea! I'll have to try yours. Don't you love the Magic Bullet?

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

How cute are those spoons! What a fun idea!

Darius T. Williams said...

Like the other million people that have already said it - those spoons are a brilliant idea!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Nate-n-Annie said...

Awesome! Creative!

Those would be all gone in two seconds in our household.

Madeleine said...

Super idea!!!!!!!

Te quedaron divinas y la peanutella también es una super alternativa para acompañar las cucharitas!!!

Saludos!!

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

Lavash spoons - what a unique and fun idea!

Dawn said...

Girl I just love your comments that you leave me each and every time you visit my blog. You rock!

Lauren said...

Ooo, your lavash looks wonderful! Love the spoons!!

Courtney said...

the spoons are such a fantastic idea and so darn cute. the dip looks so yummy i want to eat it up!

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, you are so creative! This is genius!

Meeta said...

you are totally creative! not only do i love those spoons but peanutella - original!!

Lisa said...

I have to endure hospital and rehab center food while looking at this *sobbing*!! You're amazing, Rita, what a great idea, and PEANUTella..OMG, you know how I feel about peanut butter and chocolate. I would give my right leg for a bowl of that with those lavash spoons..Oh, wait..lol

Y said...

Awesome awesome idea.. love it! :)

Leonor de Sousa Bastos said...

Como sempre muito perspicaz... O lavash ja contem um fim... Tambem quero uma "colherada"!! :)

ingegerd said...

i love your crackers!and the spices are a competition,who i like to win!!=)

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Spoons. You are so clever, these were a great idea and the peanutella sounds divine!

Pam said...

How clever! I love the spoon idea and dipping them in peanutella is brilliant!

Bordeaux said...

Ah! I love it. Decadent and cute. Well done!

Sophie said...

You are so creative, I will say that every time I come by this blog because it's so true. What a nifty and practical idea; all spoons should be edible :).

Gretchen Noelle said...

The spoons are a delightful idea and that sauce makes them even better. So creative! I am thrilled and impressed!!

jodycakes said...

These are SOOOOOOOOOOO whimsical! I love it!
And peanutella...you've GOT to be kidding me!!! Awesome

jodycakes said...

These are SOOOOOOOOOOO whimsical! I love it!
And peanutella...you've GOT to be kidding me!!! Awesome

Zen Chef said...

Your Peanutella kicks my Zenutella's ass!

;-)

Natashya said...

Spoons! I am so making spoons.
You are incredible.

Janna said...

I am drooling. SO YUMMY!

Stephanie said...

The spoons are perfect--themselves and yet somehow a metaphor for themselves. Maybe I'm overthinking this, but I love it!

Mom2three said...

I can just imagine that kids would love this! Have you made these and covered them in chocolate (like you might a dipped cookie?

Michelle said...

What can I say, you were massively creative creating little, cute spoons out of the cracker dough. :-)

laviana ( Fely) said...

simplemente espectacular!!!!! una idea genila...me encanta.
Besos fely.