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Lavash Crackers

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lavash2smLavash {pronounced “luh’VOHsh”} is a Middle Eastern style flat bread that is rolled thin and baked in clay ovens. The softness of the bread depends on how thin it’s rolled. In stores, you’ll see a thicker, softer version often used for sandwich wraps. Our favorite way is rolling paper thin and baking until nutty and crisp. And with the simple ingredients, it’s an easy and quick dough to make and bake.

Lavash Crackers

Yields: approximately 24 crackers
Prep time: 10 minutes + 32 minute rest
Cook time:7 minutes
Allergy info: soy-free; contains wheat, gluten
Fancy equipment: standing mixer with dough hook, mister

Ingredients:
1 lb. all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 ounces olive oil
7 ounces warm water
coarse salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, black pepper (optional)

Directions:
In the bowl of a standing mixer with dough hook attachment add water and oil. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix 3 minutes on medium speed until smooth; if mixture is dry, add 1/2 teaspoon of additional water at a time until a smooth ball forms. Remove dough from mixing bowl. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes or until ready to bake.

Preheat oven to 325 F. Remove dough from refrigerator; divide in half. Stretch each piece of dough over the back of a sheet pan; edges should be hanging off the sides. Let stand 2 minutes; trim edges flush with pan. Using a mister, lightly spray dough with water or oil; sprinkle desired toppings (coarse salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, black pepper)

Place pan in oven. Bake 7 minutes or until lavash is light golden brown and crisp. Remove pan from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Break lavash into small pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature with our favorite baba ghanoush recipe. Store lavash in an air tight container up to 3 days.

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  1. Kelly H says:

    >We use whole wheat Lavash for pizza in our house, top it with pesto, veggies, and cheese- makes for a quick and satisfying dinner!

  2. Wicked Good Dinner says:

    >That sounds so good – will have to try that, Kelly!

  3. >Oh wow this sounds fabulous!!!! And looks beautiful!

    I may have to tweak it and see if I can come up with a low carb/gluten free version. I'm thinking I have a few ideas for it! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

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