A Gluten Free Daring Bakers… and a “Laster Arte”

Tomorrow my little boy and I will be hopping on a transatlantic plane on our way to Bilbao. We will be gone for two weeks, visiting family and friends.. eating, walking, conversing, playing and enjoying life. But before we leave, here is this month’s Daring Bakers challenge. Challenge, it was. I decided to go ahead with the gluten free recipe and it took three attempts to get it right, but the end result was fantastic.

Although we had the option of taking a savory route, I decided to stick to my sweet side and sprinkled my crackers with cinnamon sugar. I also made a pear, fig and vanilla bean jelly to go with it and a baked pear custard to dip the crackers into.

For the recipes, please visit my friend Jill’s blog where I post all my gluten free recipes. And a big thank you to Sheltie Girl of Gluten A Go Go and Shel of Musings from the Fishbowl for hosting this month’s challenge and to see what other Daring Bakers’ interpretations, please go here.

Laster arte and in the meantime, cook and eat well! See you soon!

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71 Responses to “A Gluten Free Daring Bakers… and a “Laster Arte””

  1. Isa says:

    Wow that sounds amazing! Specially the jelly and the custard… Seriously, WOW. Beautiful pictures too =)

  2. Tartelette says:

    Yum, yum!! Figs :)
    Beautiful accompaniments to the crackers!
    Have a safe trip and enjoy your stay!

  3. chefectomy says:

    Lovely and beautiful photos as usual. Enjoy your return home.


  4. Have a great trip to Spain. I love your sweet crackers !

  5. Vera says:

    What an elegant and original solution, Aran!
    Have a wonderful vacation!

  6. cindy* says:

    mmm, cinnamon!
    i hope you have a wonderful trip.

  7. sweet crackers and spreads–right on! gorgeous pictures and presentation. have a great holiday!!

  8. amy says:

    i can smell that cinnamon sugar! these look delicious! and i hope you have an amazing time in Bilbao!

  9. Lori says:

    Very pretty. Pear custard recipe just in time for the pears to come into season. Thank you. It sounds wonderful.

  10. chriesi says:

    These are great! Have a great holiday!

  11. Tell me. How can one make the simplest things look as amazing as this!!

  12. Inspiring – very nice as usual! Enjoy your trip and travel safely.

  13. As usual, you’re a star in creativity. These are beautiful.

  14. morgana says:

    ¡¡¡ Te quedaron preciosos !!! A mí no se me ocurría nada dulce y opté por lo salado. ¡¡ Me encanta tu propuesta !! Y las fotos… qué te voy a contar, son hermosas, como siempre.

    Buen viaje y que disfrutes muchísimo del descanso.

  15. Lauren says:

    Oh! Beautiful job. This challenge was amazing!

  16. Your crackers look absolutely lovely! (As usual!) Hope you have a great time away!

  17. That all looks so good. Very nicely done!

  18. Alexa says:

    Everything looks so tasty and picture perfect. Such a gorgeous presentation… Have a great trip!

  19. SIMPLY AMAZING…what a breath of fresh air. Have a wonderful time in Bilbao…warm wishes for a safe journey; come back sooooooooooon!!

  20. limonana says:

    this looks fabulous! hope you have a wonderful trip!

  21. The pear, fig and vanilla bean jelly sounds fantastic. Beautiful photos and composition as usual.

  22. As usual, an inspiring, beautiful, creative, delicious post! Have a great trip!

  23. Andrea says:

    Oh my goodness, your photos are beautiful. That pear custard sounds divine!

  24. Buen viaje Aran! Que lo pases super bien en este lado del mundo! Que preciosidad has echo, tu presentación es divina y la idea de la custarda me ha encantado!

  25. Bon Voyage Aran! ! !
    Have a terific time :)

  26. i saw “gluten free daring bakers” on Tartelette and then i thought yippee! that means everyone else will have gf recipes too! let’s see what aran has! i love the eggs, i can’t ever seem to get over eggs. i wnat a cracker so bad, i havn’t had a cracker in months!

    bon voyage!

  27. Maggie says:

    Beautiful photos! I have to go see the pear and fig jelly. It sounds wonderful.

  28. Angela says:

    Beautiful pictures as always, Aran! I love the sound of the custard for dipping. Very yummy…

  29. Just stunning, Aran! Have a wonderful trip!

  30. Tanya says:

    Love the presentation! As always, these look stunning! Great work.

  31. Soooooo pretty! Your Lavash Crackers look perfect! I love your accompaniments and gorgeous pictures!



  32. Anita says:

    So beautiful!! I could eat them all! Bon voyage and have a good trip!

  33. I will definitely give this to my friend who has a gluten allergy. She is always looking for a sophisticated gluten free dessert. Have a great trip

  34. I have already sent this link to my friend who is celiac. It looks scrumptious. Hope you have a wonderful trip and that you are inspired with some new awesome dessert while you are gone.

  35. Though they re gluten free they look so good.

  36. enza says:

    hey darling I’m on my first attempt…hard like rocks:)))

    and you…great work as usual!
    As every month I won’t miss your next challenge.

  37. C.L. says:

    You are still my hero! Have fun in Bilbao

  38. mayan. says:

    how beautiful and decadent!

  39. veron says:

    This looks fantastic , Aran. I love your styling…so elegant. Have fun on your vacation!

  40. Linnea says:

    Those egg cups are darling darling darling!! I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip!

  41. marion says:

    sugar is never too far here :) Your interpretation lokks great !
    Have a nice trip in Spain !!!!

  42. jen says:

    you’re so inspiring. Have fun on your trip.

    I love the hollowed eggs. My mother used to wash out egg shells and fill them with confetti. We’d use them at carnivals and the Independence Day.

    Beautiful photos as well.

  43. Tammy says:

    gosh, that is amazing! Your food is a work of art!!

  44. Esi says:

    I love this presentation and the jelly sounds so delicious!

  45. cookemila says:

    me encanta el acompañamiento y como unos simples huevos quedan tan lujosos que dan ganas de estarse aqui todo el rato..uhmmmmmmmm

  46. Mrs.French says:

    oh goodness…have the most wonderful time. travel safely my dear.

  47. Aparna says:

    Your flavour combinations sound delicious. Your pictures and presentation are wonderful.
    Have a nice vacation.

  48. bcomembon says:

    Très belle recette et certainement très parfumée… bon voyage…

  49. Jude says:

    The dips sound so delicious.
    Have fun on your trip!

  50. Meeta says:

    your dips are a treasure! how wonderfully refreshing and decadent! have a great trip!

  51. The jelly sounds wonderful and I like it that you did a sweet version of lavash!

  52. Felices vacaciones en tu tierra!
    Un besazo

  53. My mom has celiac and would very much appreciate your efforts :). Yum!

  54. Y says:

    Some very lovely ideas there, Aran! Great pictures too. I thought about doing a cinnamon sugar topping too, but my crackers turned out to have a very bready flavour to them, maybe because of the yeast, and I decided to stick to savoury instead.

    Hope you’re having a fantastic holiday! :)

  55. CatherineS says:

    Oh my gosh! I just found your blog, and I am loving everything you have posted here! All of the recipes and pictures look soooo great!

  56. lovely photos and it sounds so delicius!

  57. Anali says:

    Looks delicious and I love the idea of the dips!

  58. Jen Yu says:

    Oooh, you are so creative. I just love what you do with any food you make. Simply stunning to behold. I’m sure they are just as fantastic to eat. Have fun on your trip!

  59. Christy says:

    Hooray for sticking with sweet side of things!! Now I’m wishing that I had found some time to make these before I went for vacation..but it really wasn’t meant to be!! Enjoy your time in Bilbao. I’m sure both of you will have tons of fun together!! Eat well!!

  60. Helene says:

    I can’t get enough of looking at your beautiful pictures.

  61. Sara says:

    Your crackers are beautiful!

  62. Colette says:

    you really have a talent…not just for cooking (which you obviously do) but for photography! another beautiful post!

  63. Those have to be the most beautifully presented crackers I’ve ever seen. Very nice work!

  64. nicole says:

    my word, I believe you when you say fantastic – it looks it! enjoy your trip, and safe travels.

  65. Andrea says:

    I hope you have a great time on your trip! I’ve been to Bilbao, once, specially to go to the Guggenheim, which I loved. I thought it was an utterly charming city. As always, your photographs are crazy beautiful!

  66. miri says:

    Oh, your crackers look like ones I couldn’t take my hands off of! Have a pleasant trip!

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