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Lavash style crispy crackers ©️ Nel Brouwer-van den Bergh

Lavash style crispy crackers

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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Armenian, Iranian,, Turkish
Servings 6


Ingredients for the dough

  • 6.75 oz (190 g) white flour
  • 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or other neutral tasting vegetable oil

Ingredients to cover

  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp kosher salt


Instructions to make and roll the dough

  • In a mixing bowl, bring all the dough ingredients together into a ball. You may not need all the water, but if you have to, do it
  • Sprinkle some flour on the counter and kneed the dough with the palm of your hand slowly, but repeatedly for 10 minutes. The dough should be firmer than that for a normal bread but should be less firm than the dough for bagels
  • Oil a bowl lightly and let the dough double in size at room temperature (about 90 min). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap
  • Thereafter oil the kitchen counter surface (I use a brush) and place the dough on top of it. Lightly sprinkle flour on the dough
  • Use the dough pin to roll this in a paper thin sheet in the form of your oven baking tray. You may interrupt this process to let the dough relax. You can take the dough from the counter and wave it a little, that will help also. But be patient. Cover the dough with plastic wrap while waiting for the gluten to relax
  • When the right size and thickness is achieved for the dough, let it rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 178 C. And place parchment paper on the baking sheet. After the resting period, lift the dough and place it on the parchment paper on the baking sheet. Remove any overhanging dough with a knife or with scissors.

Instructions to cover the dough and bake it

  • Mist the top of the dough with water, or use a brush to carefully moisten the surface. Then sprinkle the seeds and kosher salt over the dough surface
  • Place the baking tray in the middle of the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, when the crackers begin to brown evenly across the top
  • After the bake, let the crackers cool down for 10 minutes on the baking sheet. You can then snap them apart or snap off shards and serve them. At this time you can store excess shards in a closed and air-tight container.


Method: oven baking
Food allergy & intolerance information: gluten
Keyword Lavash, crackers, flatbread, cumin seeds, aniseseeds, kosher salt
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