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Friday, May 13, 2011

Lavash Bread

(Lavas Ekmegi)

Lavash Bread
7 gr active yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup warm water

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup warm water

In a small bowl, mix the yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water. Stir well so the yeast dissolves. Let it rest 7-8 minutes.

In a large bowl, sift flour and salt. Add the bubbly yeast mixture and 3/4 cup warm water. Mix and put the dough on the lightly floured counter and knead well for about 5-6 minutes until it becomes smooth (no more crumbles). Place the dough in a large bowl and spread olive oil with your hands all over the dough. Then cover it with a clean, damp towel. Put aside for about 40 minutes at room temperature until the dough rises to double its size.

Place the dough on the lightly floured counter. Press all over it with your hands to get rid of air bubbles. Cut the dough in 8 pieces with a knife. With your hands to flatten and then use a roller give a round shape each one.

Heat up the medium sized Teflon pan just under medium heat. Cook one side of Lavash bread until there are some light brown colours on it. Then turn it over and cook.

Keep them in the folded towel to keep warm. Finish them all. You can put them in a Ziploc and store in the freezer.

Makes 8 Lavash Bread.



At 5:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great.well done!is this bread the same as yufka?or can i use it for lahmacun?greetings

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sure, you can use it for Lahmacun:)

At 6:05 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Any recipe that fails to list an ingredient until half way through the preperation fails, Olive Oil is NOT something I have on hand.

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Katagasm,
You can use any kind of liquid oil, or just skip the oil:) Cover the dough with the kitchen is not a big deal...

At 11:14 AM, Blogger natasha87 said...

Im sure yesterday i read a recipe on here for a bread that is common in turkish restaurants much like the lavash bread but it is a long oval shape and comes to the table puffed up and it has sesame seeds on....i cant find it anymore. im sure i read something about coating a bowl with oil then putting the dough in etc....please help

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Natasha,
I haven't posted the balloon bread yet, hopefully in the near future:)

At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love the recipe for the balloon bread..... please....

At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello Binnur do you have a recipe for a homemade yufka?I can't buy it anywhere.greetings

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

You can use Gozleme dough to make yufka. But I give you another recipe to make Yufka and Cig Borek:)
2 cups milk
750 gr all purpose flour
Mix and knead them all.
Happy Holidays:)

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I was just wondering what can I serve with accompaniment to this bread?...ann

At 8:09 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ann,

We usually have Lavash Bread with the kebabs or as a wrap (dürüm) like Srimp Wraps;

or, Tantuni;

and many more:)

At 6:00 PM, Anonymous melek said...

merhaba binnur,my husband erdal is very happy i can now make lavas ekmegi..n cuzon esra loves it to..this is my bible lol thank you..slm melek...

At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur!
Please post the balloon bread recipe - and thank you soo much for bringing a not-so-little piece of Turkey to our table!

At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I was wondering whether in turkey the lavash Is used for doner durum kebabs or is it yufka?

At 4:17 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It depends on the region but mostly lavash bread:)

At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your answer, it was always a mystery for me:)take care

At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would also love to use Balloon Bread recipie from this site:) Natalie

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Pilar HG said...

Ok, this question might sound a little bit stupid... but i don't want to get it wrong... you mean 2 cups and 1/2 of flour or 2 halfs (so 1 cup) of flour.... thanks for your help!

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Pilar,
It is 2 cups and 1/2 of flour:)

At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Rick said...

I have re-visited your site numerous times looking for the recipe for the balloon bread served in Istanbulrestaurants. I have seen numerous requests for this recipe and promises to provide one "soon" but nothing so far. Do you intend to post a recipe? I love the site and the recipes you have provided. Just tired of looking for this recipe. Thanks, Rick

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Rick, I intend to post the recipe in the future, but I cannot give you a specific time, sorry:)

At 7:21 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Hi Binnur,

When you say active yeast, can dried instant yeast be used? Thanks, Jen

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

hi jen,
Sure, you can use:)


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