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Daring Cook – Edible Container

Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado! was our Daring Cooks’ April 2011 hostess. Renata challenged us to think “outside the plate” and create our own edible containers! Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 17th to May 16th at http://thedaringkitchen.com/!

Here are my attempts at edible containers:

First I went for a homemade “bunny chow”, my take on a traditional South African dish. Its normally made from half a loaf of bread which is hollowed out and filled with curry. And no South African dish would be authentic without Mrs Balls Chutney.

Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow

My second attempt was a mish mash of two British dishes: Cottage Pie within a Yorkshire Pudding. To up the vegetables stakes the mash was made of pototo, swede and carrot.

Yorkshire Pudding / Cottage Pie
It looked a bit boring, so I had to add some colour and technically break the challenge rules.
Yorkshire Pudding / Cottage Pie

That looks better 🙂

Overall another fantastic Daring Cook Challenge. The Bunny Chow will definately be making another appearance on the dinner table very soon.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Chantel Beauregard

    Nice job! I will be trying that chutney!

    April 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Renee

    Yes the bread bowls were a huge hit here too! So much fun!! Very nice edible containers!

    April 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply thefooddoctor

    mmmmmmmmmm those bread balls look tempting..I have never tried them..
    Thank you for stoppng by my blog I really appreciate it

    April 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Rochelle (Acquired Life)

    The yorkshire pudding looks great :)… If you like to add color a leaf or two of parsley, sliced green onion tops, fresh chives etc on top will do the trick, but I love the addition of the veggies on the side 🙂

    And the bunny chow, now that's a curious one for me. Never heard of it until now. What is the chutney made with?

    April 14, 2011 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Robyn Clarke

    Its made with apricots and peaches, here is a little more about it, http://www.mrsballschutney.com/History.html

    Its available online from South African food shops as well as in Tescos, Sainsburys and Morrisons.

    April 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Claudia

    You have combined two of my favorites in one delicious dish, Yorkshire pudding and Cottage Pie, which I made just last week (with a turnip potato mash on top). And the Bunny Chow is one I'd like to try.

    April 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Don't Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys!

    Wonderful! It all looks so good.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Todd M

    Doesn't look boring to me – the Yorkshire pudding with cottage pie sounds great. I am interested in how you made the Yorkshire pudding into a bowl.

    April 15, 2011 at 3:00 am
  • Reply Audax

    It does looks bland or boring to me that is the way it is meant to be! Lovely work on the bunny chow I bet it was so so tasty. And we can get Mrs Balls Chutney here in Sydney Australia I know it is delicious so so more-ish to eat.

    Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

    April 15, 2011 at 4:42 am
  • Reply Clarabella

    Wow! Good old Durbs Bunny Chow! I haven't seen that in SOOOO long! What a great South African element to the challenge. I do love how you can get Mrs Balls in the UK 🙂

    April 15, 2011 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Melanie

    I'd never heard of Bunny Chow before. It looks fantastic! And now I'm more convinced than ever before that I need to try Yorkshire pudding.

    April 15, 2011 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Lisa

    Love that you filled your gorgeous bread bowls with unique fillings – really love the Bunny Chow, and Mrs. Balls chutney sounds wonderful!

    April 17, 2011 at 5:18 am
  • Reply Renata

    I love that you used international flavors for your edible containers, they look fantastic! Thank you so much for participating on the challenge!

    April 19, 2011 at 6:31 am
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