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Flat Bread Recipe - Traditional Armenian Lavash

Updated on September 5, 2016
3.2 stars from 179 ratings of FlatBread Lavash

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: around 15-20 portions

Ingredients For Home-made Lavash

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
Originally baked in an outside "Lavash oven".
Originally baked in an outside "Lavash oven".
Lavash baked in house kitchen
Lavash baked in house kitchen

Baking Lavash

  1. Add the salt into the hot water and make sure it is completely dissolved.
  2. Place the flour into the mashing bowl and start adding small portions of water while mashing the dough. Keep going until dough stops sticking to your hands.
  3. Cover the dough with a wet kitchen towel and let it rest for 20-30 min.
  4. Place frying pan on medium heat (do not add oil or butter just the pan).
  5. Cut a small portion of dough, (egg size) shape it into thin flat phyllo. Make sure it has the same diameter as your pan.
  6. Place each phyllo on the pan for a minute or less and turn it upside down to bake from both sides. (if the phyllo is too thin, it is not necessary)
  7. Place prepared lavash on cutting board, sprinkle it with water and cover it with a kitchen tower. Repeat the same steps for each Lavash by placing one upon the other. (do not forget to cover them)

Nutrition Facts For Lavash

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 64g
Calories 200
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 299 mg12%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Lavash Baking in Armenia


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      Ahar 5 months ago

      Good and healthy food, from one of the ancient recipes! Well done Sam

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      Annoyed 17 months ago

      Sezayi Sevdi please go back to your culinary history books, then you might know that it takes origin from Armenia, Turkey, Georgia and mostly the caucassus. Not "Arabia". I think you should be proud of this, or again turk bringing their politics everywhere there is a bit of Armenia

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      Sezayi Sevdi 20 months ago

      Lavash is arabian speciality, not armenian

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      gilda 2 years ago

      good recipe gracias

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      Loves Pho 2 years ago

      Thank you, Sam.

      I'm very interested in trying the non-yeast version. And a sourdough version.

      Best wishes to you,


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      SAM ELDER 2 years ago from Home

      John hi,

      Somewhere between lukewarm and warm water. I usually do not check the exact temperature with thermometer but I would say around 100 F

      Lukewarm 90-100 F

      Warm 115-125 F

      Dough will die around 135-140 F with yeast or not

      Generally nowadays in Armenia they use yeast as well, but traditionally yeast is not necessary. Try both versions.

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      Loves Pho 2 years ago

      Hi Sam,

      Could you please post an approximate temperature for the water? It's interesting your recipe doesn't use yeast. Is this characteristic of lavash made in Armenia? A lot of recipes use yeast.

      That video you feature is nothing short of fascinating. Thanks for posting it and your recipe!


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      Bethany 4 years ago

      Thanks for posting this. I was surprised how easy it was - and how well it turned out. Great with spicy carrot soup! Might give it a try with wholemeal flour ...

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      SAM ELDER 4 years ago from Home

      Me pleasure

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      David Ehlers 4 years ago

      Perfecto! Great recipe - Thanks Sam!

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      This looks like a good recipe for flat bread. The images also look lovely.

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      SAM ELDER 4 years ago from Home

      thank you Chris

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Great recipe, the flat bread looks really good! This is one I must try!

      Thanks for sharing,

      Voted up and useful!

      Have a nice day,