* Exported from MasterCook *
Bread, Armenian Thin (Lavash)
Recipe By :Jeff Smith
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Bread-Bakers Mailing List crackers
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 cups tepid water -- about 105F
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons quick rising yeast
2 teaspoons salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
12 cups milk -- for topping
sesame seeds -- for topping
Place the water into the mixer bowl and add the olive oil, sugar and
yeast. Using the batter blade for the mixer blend very well. It
will take about 5 min on low speed. Stir in the salt.
Gradually add 2 c flour and beat on low speed until a thick and
smooth batter forms. Change the blade to a bread dough hook and
knead in the additional 2 c flour. If you do not have a heavy mixer
such as a Kitchen Aid, incorporate the flour with a wooden spoon and
finish the kneading by hand. Kneading should take about 10 min in
the machine or 20 min by hand.
Place the dough on a plastic counter top and cover with a stainless
steel bowl. Allow to rise until double in bulk, about 1 1/2
hrs. Punch the dough down and divide into 8 pieces. Let stand,
covered about 15 min.
Roll out each piece of dough into a 12" diameter circle. Working
with 2 pieces of dough at the same time, arrange breads on ungreased
baking sheets. Brush with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds over
tops. Prick with a fork many times all over.
Bake on the lowest rack in the oven, at 375F, for 8 - 10 min, or
until a light brown. Rotate the pans in the oven from top to bottom
to insure even browning.
Serve dry or wet. (To wet, hold the cracker under running water
until lightly moistened all over, and then wrap in a moist towel for
10 - 15 min.) If the cracker is too dry to roll, it will
crack. Sprinkle with a little water and let stand a few min. If it
is too wet. cover with a dry towel and let stand.
"This is a cracker like bread."
"The Frugal Gourmet On Our Immigrant Ancestors"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 530 Calories; 20g Fat (33.4%
calories from fat); 18g Protein; 69g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber;
50mg Cholesterol; 715mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2
Non-Fat Milk; 3 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.