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25 October, 2018

Lavash| Lavas

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Lavash or Lavas the Middle East unleaved flatbread that can be eaten fresh as a sandwich wrap but the drier version can be used as a cracker, a breadstick a low calorie snack.

Lavash| Lavas

Lavas or Lavash is very common all around the South Caucasus, Western and the Caspian Sea, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. In Jammu and Kashmir, It is called Lavaas and is made in a round in shape.

Lavash when hot is soft, a thin unleavened flatbread traditionally made in a tandoor. Lavash becomes very hard and brittle when cold.

Lavash when soft is used to make sandwiches. However, when it dries out (happens pretty fast) Lavash becomes brittle and hard. The dry bread is stored for almost a year. The bread is sprinkled with water when needed.

“In its dry form, left-over lavash is used in Iran to make quick meals after being rehydrated with water, butter and cheese. In Armenia, the dried bread is broken up into khash. In Armenia fresh lavash is used to wrap Khorovats and to make wraps with herbs and cheese. In Iran, Turkey and middle-east lavash is used with kebabs to make dürüm wraps.”

This is my share for #BM 93 as 1 Alphabet 3 Countries! My chosen alphabet is I and this represents Iran!

Recipe Source: Genius Kitchen

Middle Eastern Flatbread, Easy Bake

Lavash| Lavas

Lavash or Lavas

  • Serves: 8 breads
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 8 minutes
  • Passive time: 90 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups maida/APF
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 -1⁄4 tsp yeast (I use instant)
  • 1- 1⁄4 cups warm water
  • 1⁄4 cup curds/ yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil ( you do not need all this)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds toasted

 

Method:

  • In a large mixing bowl add the maida and the wheat flour, sugar and yeast. Mix well.
  • Make a well in the centre and add salt and yoghurt.
  • Combine adding enough water a little at a time to make a stiff dough.
  • Turn out on a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Takes about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Shape into a ball and transfer to a greased bowl.
  • Turn the ball to grease both the top and the bottom of the dough. Cover with a cling film and let the dough double in size.
  • Punch down and let the dough rise again until doubled.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C/400F. Grease your baking tray.
  • Make 8 balls of the dough, cover with the cling film the 7 work with the 8th ball.
  • Press the ball lightly then roll out on a lightly floured surface to very thin circle.
  • Brush the surface with olive oil and then sprinkle with the sesame seed.
  • Transfer to the baking tray. I cut them up in strips you can leave them as it is.
  • Bake for about 6-8 minutes or until bread appears dry, lightly browned and blistered!
  • Repeat till you finish all the balls

Notes:

  • For Vegan avoid the curds, use water instead to knead the flour.
  • I found that the seeds did not stick well. So, I used my rolling pin on the dough after I sprinkled the seeds.
Middle Eastern Flatbread, Easy Bake

Lavash| Lavas

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Lavash| Lavas
Lavash or Lavas the Middle East unleaved flatbread that can be eaten fresh as a sandwich wrap but the drier version can be used as a cracker, a breadstick a low calory snack.
Middle Eastern Flatbread, Easy Bake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Passive Time 90 minutes
Servings
breads
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Passive Time 90 minutes
Servings
breads
Ingredients
Middle Eastern Flatbread, Easy Bake
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl add the maida and the wheat flour, sugar and yeast. Mix well.
  2. Make a well in the center and add salt and yogurt.
  3. Combine adding enough water a little at a time to make stiff dough.
  4. Turn out on floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Takes about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Shape into ball and transfer to a greased bowl.
  6. Turn the ball to grease both the top and the bottom of the dough. Cover with a cling film and let the dough double in size.
  7. Punch down and let the dough rise again until doubled.
  8. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200°C/400F. Grease your baking tray.
  9. Make 8 balls of the dough, cover with the cling film the 7 work with the 8th ball.
  10. Press the ball lightly then roll out on lightly floured surface to very thin circle.
  11. Brush the surface with olive oil and then sprinkle with the sesame seed.
  12. Transfer to the baking tray. I cut them up in strips you can leave them as it is.
  13. Bake for about 6-8 minutes or until bread appears dry, lightly browned and blistered!
Recipe Notes
  • For Vegan avoid the curds, use water instead to knead the flour.
  • I found that the seeds did not stick well. So, I used my rolling pin on the dough after I sprinkled the seeds.
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12 thoughts on : Lavash| Lavas

  • Nalini
    October 26, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Lavash looks nice and crispy,perfect with a bowl of dip..

     
  • October 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I have been wanting to bake lavash bread for a while now, yours has turned out great..

     
  • October 28, 2018 at 7:17 am

    I am sure these make a great tea time snack. They look very appealing as well.

     
  • October 29, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Lavash has been on my to-make list for a very long time. They look so crispy and addictive — great to serve with some hummus or other dip.

     
  • October 29, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    This Cracker is so deliciously done and its tempting me to try these right away.

     
  • October 29, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Very interesting one. Surprised to hear that it is used as a sandwich bread considering the size.
    Also the concept of moistening the dry bread making me wonder what it tastes like after doing so.

     
  • October 30, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Lavas looks so good, new dish for me. Must have tasted amazing with a cup of coffee or tea.

     
  • November 1, 2018 at 2:52 am

    How crispy those lavash looks, feel like munching some with cream cheese, too tempting.

     
  • November 8, 2018 at 7:51 am

    These are delicious treats as it is. You have made them perfect Archana. I remember making these crackers and we all loved them so much.

     
  • code2cook
    November 9, 2018 at 10:52 am

    lavash crackers looks so crunchy and perfectly done. wanna have it hummus right now. Great share and loved reading the whole write up with so much info.

     
  • November 11, 2018 at 7:25 am

    perfectly for munching with a cup of tea or dipping in some hummus!

     

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