29 June 2008

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip
I am sorry to disappoint those of you who have visited my site today looking for a Danish Braid and recipe. Yes I am a usually dedicated member of the multiplying group of Daring Bakers. I had plans to complete this challenge this month...really I did!!!!I purchased all the necessary ingredients and was even going to prepare a cream cheese and fruit filling.

As some of you know I have taken on a job working for the summer at a camp for disabled children...well I am working 7 days a week for the most part and in the beginning (before help thankfully came along) 12 hour days. I am quite excited because the first group of children arrived last night!!!!Needless to say I never got around to baking my braid. I also want to apologize for not visiting your sites as often I would like to for the same reason. I think we get some time off at the end of each camp so there may still be time.

The Daring Bakers is the brainchild of our beautiful and talented co-founders Lis at La Mia Cucina and Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice . We are given a challenge each month, choose a day to bake our little hearts out and then we all post our top secret recipe on the same day. Today is that day.
This months challenge was cohosted by Kelly of Sass and Veracity and Ben of What's Cooking? Both Kelly and Ben selected a recipe from Sherry Yard's The Secrets of Baking for a great way to introduce us to laminated dough. Danish pastries are in the same family as puff pastry.

But since there is no Danish Braid here today I give you my final recipe for garlic scapes.

They are fast fading away in the gardens of British Columbia. If you would care to know more about garlic scapes have a quick look at these previous posts.

Garlic Scape Pesto
Garlic Scape Vichyssoise

**White Bean and Garlic Scapes Dip**

1/3 cup sliced garlic scapes (3 to 4)
1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, more to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, more for drizzling

In a food processor, process garlic scapes with lemon juice, salt and pepper until finely chopped. Add cannellini beans and process to a rough purée.

With motor running, slowly drizzle olive oil through feed tube and process until fairly smooth. Pulse in 2 or 3 tablespoons water, or more, until mixture is the consistency of a dip. Add more salt, pepper and/or lemon juice, if desired.

Spread out dip on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with more salt.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

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45 comments:

  1. Oh those garlic scapes again...just beautiful.

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  2. Your bean dip looks delicious. I procrastinated until the very last minute (seriously I finished baking and blogging it about a half hour before I had to go make donuts this morning!) It's really good though if you get time later.

    I'm glad you're having such a good time at summer camp!

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  3. Hey Val, we understand you perfectly and we'll patiently wait for your post (We'll be watching :-p) That recipe still looks amazingly good. ;)

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  4. I have not had garlic scapes. I will have to look for them. The dip sounds good.

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  5. Hooray -- I've been wondering what to do with the last of the garlic scapes in my garden, and here's the perfect recipe -- there are always cans of white beans in the pantry, too.

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  6. I do love white beans and in dips it is wonderous. No scape for me, I tried all my likely sources and no luck.
    Sorry you couldn't make the danish (it really is worth while) but the camp sounds most rewarding and worth while on a different front. Bakers are people too.

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  7. Valli, this looks really good. I've enjoyed all your garlic scape recipes - very creative!

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  8. Is it bad that I would rather have the dip than the danish bread that everyone is doing?

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  9. Quit apologizing, you're doing great!

    Okay: sweet bread versus garlic...

    I'm not really into sweets, which I don't claim as a virtue, because if you offered me, oh, say, a bowl of butter and lard infused with garlic, I'd probably eat it and rave about it.

    So, all I have to say is, garlic scape good! Sweet desserty stuff bad! Of course, I am a barbarian.

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  10. I'd rather here camp stories than DB recipes anyway!

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  11. A delicious looking dip! I love anything with garlic or beans!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  12. i recently had an amazing white bean dip, so i'm all about anything white-bean-related right now. good stuff!

    i hope your work at the summer camp continues to be fun!

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  13. Valli- those children are blessed to have you. Camp work can be exhausting, I know. Is that for the whole summer or just a few weeks?

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  14. I am a fan of these types of dips, such simple and tasty appetizers. Your photo looks great, I am craving pita and dip now.

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  15. Don't feel bad. You are an amazing woman! I can see Danish Braids on any number of Daring Baker blogs. This dip looks yummy. I love white bean dip.

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  16. I put garlic in any bean side dish so I'm sure garlic scapes gave a great flavour to your dip.

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  17. God bless you! I love seeing people who make themselves available for our children who need some extra lov'n & kindness. It's amazing how little it takes to please a child who doesn't "have" everything. I'm sending you a big hug from California!

    Your dip looks wonderful.

    xoxox Amy

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  18. Hey Val! I'm guilty of this too. I have been absent for a month as well. Now, the dip sounds so flavourful. And enjoy summer camp.

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  19. Oh I sympathise - i didn't get to make the challenge either, I was really looking forward to it too! I think your dip sounds absolutely delicious though so that will do for me.

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  20. This looks absolutely delicious, Val. These are just the kinds of recipes (light, nutritious, summery) that I'm looking for right now.

    Marvelous.

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  21. Oh my gosh this sounds delicious and reminds me of a cannellini bean dip I featured recently on IC. I love these kinds of dips - so simple and so tasty!

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  22. Oooh I love white bean dips and this one looks delicious! Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself at the camp. I imagine it to be tough but definitely rewarding!

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  23. Your summer camp job sounds incredible - kudos to you for working so hard for such an important, worthy cause.

    (and oh my, your bean dip sounds amazing...)

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  24. I just wanted to say, Happy Canada Day to you Val!!

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  25. I must admit that I have a sweet tooth and came over to drool over your Danish braid but your white bean and garlic scape dip did a perfect job as well. BTW voting has started for the Fat Chefs or Skinny Gourmets? and you can vote for your favourite recipe and your friends can vote for you.

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  26. Awww.. was looking forward to you braid! But those garlic scapes.. I really need to go find some!

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  27. Ah the scapes again--this dip looks like it would be delicious!

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  28. I hope you enjoy your summer job. This dip looks really good for a warm summer day.

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  29. This is very timely as my garden is loaded with scapes at present. Thanks for sharing these yummy recipes. I'm sorry you missed out on the DB challenge (almost didn't make it myself)sometimes life just gets too busy!
    Happy Canada Day!

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  30. What is a scape!?!? Found you through noble pig - love the blog! I'm gonna end this comment and browse some more around the site!

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  31. Hope you have a really good summer Val! The dip spounds very scrummy indeed! Thank you :)

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  32. What a great thing you are doing at that summer camp! Hope you and all the participants have a wonderful experience.

    White Bean dips is almost a staple in our household. I finally found some garlic scapes just today; here they are called green garlic or garlic shoots. I can't wait to give them a try in your recipe!

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  33. Thanks for commenting on my blueberry tart -- I loved it because it was so easy and only 200calories a slice.

    I just joined "Daring Bakers" after seeing the braid on Marie's blog -- looks like a fun group and I'm looking forward to it.

    This dip looks so good! I love white beans.

    Have fun with the camps kids -- great job!

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  34. Hi Val, it seems that you have been busy as well. xoxoxo

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  35. I just found your blog and wanted to tell you that I think it's wonderful. YOur dip recipe sounds great. I started a new companion blog to Thyme for Herbs (http://thyme-for-herbs.blogspot.com) called An Herbal Bedfellow (http://anherbalbedfellow.blogsppot.com) I have added you to my blogroll

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  36. Very nice Val - can imagine eating this right now with warm pitta bread. Delish!

    Cheers
    David

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  37. I am not disappointed because I came to see you, as I have been unable to visit regularly.

    I hope that you and the family are well and looking forward to a great summer.

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  38. Isn't it funny how work gets in the way of some great blogging :). Sounds like a rough schedule and I'm gathering most of it is on your feet. A labour of love for sure.

    The scapes are plentiful here now and they're so good to work with. Beans with a hint of garlicky flavour sounds really good to me.

    Keep on truckin'

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  39. That dip looks yummy! This is the first year I had noticed garlic scapes at the farmer markets...How I missed something with the word garlic in it I will never know.

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  40. Vall this is sooo yummy!! love it. xxxGloria

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  41. I love white bean dip, its always delicious!

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  42. I didn't make the braid either. We can't do everything all the time. Still there is this fabulous dip to drool over. I sounds delicious.

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  43. I had no idea that garlic tops could be eaten! I like the sound of the dip especially 'coz of the garlic factor.:)

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  44. Acutally, I'm happier with the white bean dip.... Baking waits for cooler weather around here, but dips... white beans.... (with maybe a glass of chilled rose), that;s the stuff for summer!

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  45. Mmmm - this dip sounds beautiful!

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Welcome to my home. Thank you so much for choosing to stay a while and for sharing our lives through food. I appreciate all your comments, suggestions, daily encouragement and support.

Val

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