So…I had this challenge in the bag. I had done a beautiful photo shoot with my beautiful food. The pictures were perfection. I was so excited to post them for you all to see. You would have wanted to eat the computer screen! And than…last night I was attempting to upload the pictures from my beautiful, expensive camera on to my computer. I was going to have the post all ready to appear at midnight. And as I was sitting there very frustrated in front of my computer waiting very patiently for the photo’s to upload…they wouldn’t. Yup, something is wrong with my camera. I had to take it back to the store today to figure out what was wrong with it and I got the very bad news that they have to send my camera back to the manufacture to get it fixed. I will now be without my most prized possession for 3-4 weeks. Yah, I’m pretty distraught at the moment. Bummed. Devastated. And although I could go out and buy something to get the pictures off the card that was in my camera, the pictures that I took with great care, I really can’t spend the money right now. So I had to come home and use my old point and shoot and re-do the pictures. They are not good at all, and I apologize. They do not give my food justice. But, it is what it is and I can’t do anything about it right now. So please bear with me for the next 3-4 weeks, as I will be using my old camera for my photo shoots. I’m sure you will notice when I get my beautiful camera back. Now onto the challenge!
This month’s Daring Bakers Challenge comes to us from Natalie from Gluten A Go Go and Shel of Musings From the Fishbowl. And for a special addition, we have gone vegan! It was a lot of fun trying something new, and it turned out to be absolutely delicious. The recipe was for Lavish Crackers, a snappy Armenian style cracker, with a Vegan dip/relish/salsa of your choice. I chose to make my Lavish Crackers covered in cinnamon and sugar. And for my dip, I made a fruit salsa. This was such a sweet treat, but since I’m a fan of sweet, if worked out perfectly for me. The salsa gets better everyday, because it marinades in all the sweetness and the flavor becomes something out of this world. The crackers were very simple to make in my opinion, and worth the time it took for them to rise (3 hours). The recipe stated it would take 90 minutes, but for some reason in my house it always takes twice the amount of time that it is supposed to.Â And that is even placing it my warm laundry room with the dryer running. But the dough came out beautiful. The trick is to roll it out paper thin, and than the crackers turn out perfectly crispy. For the Lavish Cracker recipe go here. Be sure to check out the other Daring Baker’s crackers here. My recipe for Fruit Salsa is below. Have a great weekend everyone!
2 small kiwis, diced
2 small apples, diced
1 medium peach, diced
1 cup strawberries, diced
1/4 cup raspberry preserves
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
dash of ground cinnamon¨
fresh mint, if desired
1. Mix all of the ingredients together and let sit for at least 1 hour before serving.