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Lavosh Hatz 

Armenian Cracker Bread

450°F Oven
Makes 2 Crackers

Armenian Cracker Bread
Lavosh has recently become popular in this country as a base for many types of canapes and other appetizers. It is also good served at the table with meals. Our local warehouse store prepares a party tray called "Hye Roller" with Lavosh!
1 cup flour
11/2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons softened butter
6 Tablespoons buttermilk
1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seed
1 egg white, slightly beaten

  1. Arrange oven racks so that they are spaced evenly with lower rack at least 6" from bottom. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add buttermilk, stirring with fork until mixture is moist enough to hold together.
  5. Knead dough lightly until smooth. Divide in half.
  6. Roll out each piece on a floured sheet of waxed paper into a 10" circle about 1/16" thick.
  7. Invert each circle onto a greased cookie sheet and peel back waxed paper.
  8. Brush dough with egg white and sprinkle with seeds.
  9. Bake 10 minutes, switching cookie sheets halfway through to assure even browning.

To soften Lavosh, run cold water over both sides of cracker, place in a plastic bag for 20-30 minutes.