How to Make Rosemary Olive Oil Lavash: An Armenian-Inspired Flatbread

Updated on November 3, 2018
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how to make rosemary olive oil lavash
how to make rosemary olive oil lavash | Source

Lavash is an Armenian unleavened flatbread that is made with flour, salt, and water. Authentic lavash bread is baked inside a clay oven called a tandoor. There are two kinds of lavash bread: a soft one that is similar to a wrap, and a hard one that is similar to a cracker. The latter kind has a longer shelf life.

I started to enjoy eating flatbreads during my visits to the Middle East and Europe. This bread is commonly paired with foods with sauces, or they are used for wraps.

When I started making this bread at home, I came up with a recipe with an Italian twist of rosemary and olive oil. This combination is commonly used for Italian foccacia bread, but now I have borrowed it for my lavash. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

ingredients for cooking Armenian lavash bread
ingredients for cooking Armenian lavash bread | Source

Ingredients

  • 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 150 grams water
  • 30 grams oil
  • 8 grams salt
  • rosemary
  • olive oil
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utensils for preparing lavash ingredients | Source
utensil for making Armenian flatbread
utensil for making Armenian flatbread | Source
utensils for cooking flatbread without yeast
utensils for cooking flatbread without yeast | Source

Utensils

For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 2 small bowls
  • spatula
  • rolling pin
  • measuring scale

For Cooking the Rosemary Olive Oil Lavash:

  • baking sheet
  • silicone mat

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 22 min
Yields: Makes two pieces 12" by 8" flatbread

Instructions

  1. Mix all the dough ingredients. Knead until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  2. Divide the dough into two equal parts.
  3. Pre-heat the oven at 230°C or 450°F.
  4. Roll out one portion of the dough. Make it as thin or thick as possible if desired.
  5. Sprinkle rosemary on top. Make one last roll to slightly push the rosemary into the dough.
  6. Drizzle some olive oil on top.
  7. Bake the flatbreads for at least 6 minutes.
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Tips and Techniques

  1. Bake for a longer period of time to make it crispier.
  2. Reduce the amount of heat to make it softer.
  3. Add other herbs and spices, if desired.
  4. Divide the dough into smaller portions to make smaller flatbreads.
  5. Replace rolling pin with a wine bottle to roll the dough.
  6. Cook the lavash on the stovetop if an oven is not available.
  7. Serve this with a dip like cheesy corn and sausage dip.

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hello Ethel,

        I will recommend that you try it. It's really easy. I love flatbreads because I can cook it any manner I want. Plus, it's perfect food any time of the day. Hope you have a nice day!

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hi Miebakagh,

        8 grams of salt is equivalent to at least 2 teaspoons. So half to 1 teaspoon may be enough I think. It won't mess up the recipe even if you go beyond your preferred amount. So no worries.

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        Ethel Smith 

        2 months ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

        I have never tried making flatbread but this recipe sounds easy with delicious results. Thanks Dred

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hey, Dred cuan thanks for responding. I think half a teaspoonful of sugar is okay. This is less than 8g the amount of salt, otherwise, urination will be frequent. Don't you think so? Have a nice time.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        You can add sugar if you want. May be a little bit lesser than the salt. I believe that there's no right or wrong ingredients when it comes to cooking. Just simply explore the things and that's it. Cheers!

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        2 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, dred cuan, thanks for sharing. I think a little sugar (a spoonful) can go a long way in improving the taste. Or do the sugar comes from the rosemary plant?

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        It is really easy to make. Even kids can make it in a short period of time.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hello Angel,

        It is very easy to make so I 100% recommend that you try it. I hope you let me know the result afterwards! Enjoy!

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        Liz Westwood 

        2 months ago from UK

        Simple but highly effective. This is nust the kind of recipe for me.

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        Angel Harper 

        2 months ago

        Sounds so good! Definitely will be making this!

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hi Mary,

        I wonder if there's anybody who will say NO in eating flatbreads. These are just perfect for me since it's very easy to cook. Have a wonderful day!

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        Mary Norton 

        2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        I love flat breads so I was happy to see this recipe.

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