Armenian Lavash is a glorious bread and cracker made with sesame seeds. Simple, crunchy and never filling, this is the perfect cracker to serve with Hummus, herbed cream cheese or rich creamy butter. Always a treat.

Armenian Lavash

Armenian Lavash (Cracker Bread)
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: Armenian
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 Cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • toasted sesame seeds
  1. Sprinkle yeast into warm water in large bowl and stir until dissolved. Add salt.
  2. Combine all-purpose and whole wheat flours and add enough to yeast mixture to make stiff dough.
  3. Turn out on floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. Shape into ball.
  4. Place in greased bowl and turn to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Punch down and let rise again until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  6. Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each out on lightly floured surface to very thin circle about 9 inches in diameter.
  7. Place, one at a time, on baking sheet and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F 5 to 6 minutes, or until bread appears dry, lightly browned and blistered.
  9. Run palest side under hot broiler until lightly browned.
  10. Cool and store in dry place.
Though this is made with flour, compared to other breads, it is light in carbs and never filling.

Enjoy with Olive Tapenade or Hummus bah Tahini for a great snack or start to a formal meal with friends or family.

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