Lavash

Lavash is a popular lebanese and middle eastern bread. It comes in the dry snacks form but also in many places made into a softer bread like format. Both are popularly eaten as snacks by accompanying it with various dips.

I often pick these off the rack from the bakery to be served alongside soups when you have the urge to bite into a bread stick or bread.

Personally I am not a great fan of this bread on its own. However, when served along with a bowl of hummus or harissa , I forget the count of sticks I end up eating. 

It is popularly made using sesame seeds as topping which looks very beautiful. However, with the amount of heat lashes we are facing, I did not dare to add more elements that are heat prone. I replaced it with some herbs and paprika 








Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tspn instant yeast
1/2 tspn sugar
1 tspn salt
2 tbsp Olive Oil
black and white sesame seeds (optional)
1 tbsp mixed herbs of choice 
1 tspn paprika 

Method
1) In a bowl mix the flour with sugar, yeast ,oil and salt. Dont put the salt directly on the yeast
2) Add water to make a soft dough. Set this aside for 20 min
3) Roll this out to thin flat breads. Sprinkle the herbs, paprika and sesame seeds ( I did not add, due to the heat factor). Roll out again for the toppings to stick.
4) Now cut the roll into 8 triangles by slitting it into quartets.
5) Bake in a preheated oven, on a lined baking sheet for 10-15 min at 170c. Keep checking for they should become crispy but not get burned. Appy some oil if they are turning out very dry.

Store in an airtight container. Serve with some dips like mayonnaise, hummus, chutneys.







1 comment:

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, i want to munch some lavash rite now, too tempting and droolworthy they are.

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