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Lavash is thin, soft flatbread that is served with dips and used for wraps.

Serves 8 large pieces or 16 small pieces.


  • 1 pkg. yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespooon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon toasted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt


Coat a large bowl with oil. Set aside.

In a measuring cup, combine yeast, water and sugar. Mix until yeast is dissolved.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Add yeast water mixture and form a dough. Knead dough by hand for 10 -15 minutes. 5-8 minutes is sufficient if using a knead hook on a mixer.

Once dough is kneaded, place ball of dough in oiled bowl. Roll the dough around the bowl to coat it with oil. Cover and let rise for 1 -1 1/2 hours, or until dough doubles in size.

Once dough has doubled, punch down to release air. Continue to knead for about 5 minutes.

Divide dough into 8 separate balls of dough. Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Once risen, roll dough out to thin rectangles, about 12"x10" for large or 8"x6" for small flatbreads. They should be as thin as pizza dough.

Puncture rectangles with a fork. Brush dough with water and sprinkle sesame seeds. Bake on baking sheet for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Continue to bake remaining dough.
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 4 out of 5
Just what I was looking for, Member meadowtea

Exactly the recipe I was looking for, and it comes out just as I hoped. I wanted this recipe so I could use the flatbreads in wraps. I used to be bothered by 1 pkg of yeast. I've found that just a little over 2 tsp of active dry yeast (2 1/4) is what may be equivalent. I'm also assuming that ""1 tablespoon toasted"" is a typo, as no other ingredients are called for. It came out fine for me, at least.

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