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Rosemary Olive Oil Lavash Recipe: Armenian-Style Flatbread

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Learn how to make rosemary olive oil lavash.

Learn how to make rosemary olive oil lavash.

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 it's 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!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

7 min

22 min

Makes two pieces of 12x8-inch flatbread

The ingredients for cooking Armenian lavash bread.

The ingredients for cooking Armenian lavash bread.

Ingredients

  • 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 150 grams water
  • 30 grams oil
  • 8 grams salt
  • rosemary
  • olive oil

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

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 to 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.

Tips and Techniques

  1. Bake for a longer period of time to make the bread 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 the 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 flatbread with a dip like cheesy corn and sausage dip.

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Questions & Answers

Question: What kind of flatbread do you like the most?

Answer: Paratha and Naan are my favorites.

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Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 27, 2018:

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!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 27, 2018:

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.

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on September 27, 2018:

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

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 27, 2018:

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.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 27, 2018:

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!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 26, 2018:

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?

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 26, 2018:

Hi Liz,

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

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 26, 2018:

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!

Liz Westwood from UK on September 26, 2018:

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

Angel Harper on September 26, 2018:

Sounds so good! Definitely will be making this!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 26, 2018:

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!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 26, 2018:

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