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Lavash

This lavash is a crisp, flaky cracker-bread rather than the soft, foldable type. It's great with Armenian string cheese - or any cheese you like - and goes great with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea.
Servings 6 'loaves'

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder (Measure a heaping Tbsp. of Baking Powder)
  • ½ Lb. unsalted butter (melted - (1/2 lb. of butter is 2 sticks))
  • 3 cups warm water

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg, beaten (Mix egg with a little water.)

Instructions
 

  • Place the flour in a large mixing bowl. Sift the salt, baking powder,and sugar into the flour. Stir well.
  • Add the melted butter and MOST of the water.
  • Mix well until a dough forms. If the dough seems too dry, add some of the remaining water and continue to mix.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  • Divide the dough into 6 balls.
  • Roll one ball of dough at a time into a rectangle shape that will fit on a 16"x12" baking sheet.
  • Fold the rectangle-shaped dough into thirds, then in thirds again, creating a little bundle.
  • Re-roll each bundle into a large rectangle again. (This process helps to create flaky layers.) Place rolled dough on an ungreased 16"x12" baking sheet.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Brush the surface of the dough with egg wash.
  • Bake on the lower oven rack for about 15 minutes, or until bottom starts to brown.
  • Move the tray to the upper oven rack for about another 5 to 10, or until the top becomes a golden brown.
  • Remove from oven. Cool completely. Carefully cut each 'loaf' into 12 or 16 pieces.
  • Continue this process until all balls of dough have been shaped and baked. NOTE: Depending on how thick or thin the dough is rolled out, will determine whether the lavash will be chewy or -crispy. Either way, it's great!
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Serve lavash with cheese, fruit, and your favorite coffee or tea!

Notes

Before using the baking powder, test it to make sure it is active. To do this, sprinkle a little baking powder in a half cup of water. The powder should begin to bubble and foam. If it doesn't, the baking powder should be discarded.
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