Lavash (Armenian Cracker Bread)


  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  1. Sprinkle yeast into warm water in a large bowl and stir until dissolved. Add salt.
  2. Combine all-purpose and whole wheat flours and add enough to yeast mixture to make a stiff dough. Turn out on a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Shape into a ball. Place in greased bowl and turn to grease top. Cover andlet rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Punch down and let rise again until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each out on lightly floured surface to very thin circle about 9 inches in diameter. Place one at a time on baking sheet and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 to 6 minutes, or until bread appears dry, lightly browned, and blistered.
  7. Place palest side under broiler until lightly browned.
  8. Cool and store in dry place.

Makes 8.