Lavash Bread

    1 hour 20 minutes

    Lavash is a flatbread very popular in Turkey, Iran and Iraq. Make sure you roll the dough out very thinly for best results. A great alternative to pita.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2/3 cup water
    • 1 egg white
    • 30g butter, melted
    • 2 egg whites, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt. Add water, 1 egg white and melted butter. Mix well to make a stiff dough. Knead until dough is smooth, about 5 minutes.
    3. Divide dough into 10 balls. Roll each ball on lightly floured surface until paper thin. Place on ungreased baking tray. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    4. Bake in batches if necessary, in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until browned.

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    Something else. I've made this dozens of times and always to many rave reviews. I have substituted dried rosemary for the sesame seeds and added a bit of coarse salt on top. Using a pasta machine makes rolling the dough very thin much easier.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Just like crackers. They do need to be rolled out very thin and even. I sprinkled salt on one batch, sesame on another and pepper on the last. They were all great. I drew lines with a knife where I wanted the giant 'cracker' to break after being baked and it worked great.  -  29 Sep 2008


    A great flat bread for snacking.  -  29 Sep 2008