Quick and easy Turkish flatbread and lavash recipe

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Quick and easy Turkish flatbread and lavash recipe

We will help you make delicious Turkish flatbread without kneading. The Turkish flatbreads are delicious, soft and versatile.

Turkish flatbread has many local names. It is also known as lavash, bazlama or kirde. Bear in mind, the meanings behind these words may differ at different regions. For the purposes of this article, we will refer to it as lavash.

Follow our simple flatbread recipe to make lavash with minimal effort.

All you need is lukewarm water, salt, flour and some olive oil.

  • 500ml lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 6 cups of flour
  • 2 table spoons of olive oil

Pour ½ liters of lukewarm water into a mixing bowl.

Add in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tea spoons of salt and stir it well.

Slowly add 6 cups of flour to this mixture – stirring it steadily.

Knead your mixture until you get a soft dough that sticks a little to your hands.

Once you’re done, sprinkle some flour on the counter. Divide the lavash bread dough you prepared into 18 equal meringues and place them on the counter where you sprinkled flour.

Sprinkle some flour on each meringue and roll it thinly with the help of a rolling pin. Then take the rolled dough in your hand and shake it a little so that the excess flour is poured out. If it is too floury, the surface will be very dry during baking.

You can use either a medium size skillet or a saj to bake your lavash bread.

Cook both sides until lightly browned. If the temperature of the pan or saj is too high during cooking, your lavash bread may dry out and burn.

Lavash or gozleme on saj

After the lavash breads are baked, stack them on the serving plate. To keep the lavash bread soft, cover your stack with a clean cloth.


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