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Easy Lavash Bread Recipe

This lavash bread recipe is easy, reliable and made with simple ingredients. Lavash is soft and perfect for wraps and sandwiches. Learn how to make lavash at home with this how-to tutorial. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rising Time40 mins
Course: Basic
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 20
Calories: 89kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup warm water
  • ¾ cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or other neutral flavored oils
  • ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 3 ½ cup all purpose flour plus more for dusting the surface

Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix water, milk, oil, sugar, salt and instant yeast.
  • Slowly add in the flour and mix using your hands or stand mixer until the dough comes together. This would take between 8 to 10 minutes. The dough will be a bit sticky.
  • Rub a bit of oil all over the dough and place it in a large bowl. Cover and let it rise for 40 minutes. (I usually let mine rise in an "off" oven)
  • After 40 minutes, gently deflate the dough and divide it into 20 pieces. shape each piece into a ball. Cover them all with a kitchen towel so they don't dry as you cook them.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Flour your surface and your rolling dough very well. Place a dough ball on the surface and roll it out to be very thin.
  • Place it on the hot pan and cook for 45 seconds to one minute. There will be bubbles. Flip and cook on the other side for about 30-45 seconds. Place the bread on a plate and cover with a kitchen towel.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.

Notes

  1. Make sure the water and milk are not too hot or too cold. If they are too hot, the yeast would die and if too cold, the yeast won't activate. The ideal temperature is between 115°F and 120°F.
  2. Lavash dries out easily therefore it's best to keep it in a bread bag or a ziploc bag. However, if it dries a bit, sprinkle with just a few drops of water and then microwave for 10 seconds. 
  3. Make sure you dough is kneaded well. It should feel supple and soft but not too sticky. Avoid adding more flour than what is intended in the recipe. 
  4. It's important to keep a towel on the dough balls while rolling them out one by one. If not covered with a towel, the balls will develop a hard surface which would prevent the bread from bubbling. 
  5. Keep a plate and a kitchen towel on the counter for the lavash breads that are cooked. Place each cooked lavash on the plate and immediately cover with a towel to avoid drying out. You can stack them.  

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg