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  Added: Feb 04, 2008  •  Visited (456)  •  Print version Print this recipe (41)  •  eMail recipe eMail recipe  •  Write review  •  Not rated Rate this recipe
 
Thin Bread
(Lavash)
What You Need:
  • 1 1/3 cups tepid water (barely warm, about 105°F)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package quick-rising yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk for topping
  • Sesame seeds for topping

  • How To Cook:
    1. Place the tepid water in your electric mixing bowl and add the water, olive oil, sugar, and yeast. Using the batter blade let the electric mixer blend these very well. It will take about 5 minutes on low speed. Stir in the salt.

    2. Gradually add 2 cups of the flour and beat on low speed until a thick and smooth batter forms. Change the blade to a bread dough hook and knead in the additional 2 cups of flour.

    3. If you do not have a heavy mixer, incorporate the flour with a wooden spoon and finish the kneading by hand. Kneading should take about 10 minutes in the machine, 20 minutes by hand.

    4. Place the dough on a plastic countertop and cover with a large stainless-steel bowl. Allow the dough to rise until double in bulk, about 1½ hours. Punch the dough down and divide into 8 pieces. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes.

    5. Roll out each piece of dough into a 12-inch-diameter circle. Working with 2 pieces of dough at a time, arrange breads on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds over tops. Prick with a fork many times, all over.

    6. Bake on the lowest racks in the oven, at 375°F, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light brown. Rotate the pans in the oven from top to bottom, to insure even browning.

    TIP:
        Serve dry or wet. (To wet, hold the cracker under running water until lightly moistened all over, and then wrap in a moist towel for 10 to 15 minutes.) If the cracker is too dry to roll, it will crack. Sprinkle with a little more water and let stand a few minutes. If it is too wet, cover with a dry towel and let it stand.
     
    To Make: 8 cracker breads
    This recipe is also available in:
    Cuisine » Middle East » Armenia
    Main Ingredient » Grains & Cereals » Flour
    Dish » Bread

     





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