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Armenian Lahvosh
"Cracker Bread"




5 cups bleached and enriched all purpose white flour ( I like Pillsbury)
1/3 cup melted butter or shortening or a combination of both
2 cups warm water (105 degrees)
1 tablespoons salt
2 tsp. sugar
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup sesame seeds (optional)									

In a large bowl, with a small amount of the warm water, dissove yeast and then add sugar. Then add flour and when moistened, add the butter and salt. Knead the dough until it is very smooth. Cover and let stand in a warm place for 4 hours. Divide the dough into balls the size of two hands cupped together. On a floured board, roll out the balls until they are the size of a 14" pizza pan. Place the dough in the pan and slit the dough in several places ( I like punching with the tines of a fork). Sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds* and bake on the bottom shelf of a 400 degree oven for 5 - 6 minutes and then move up to the middle shelf of the oven until lightly browned. Makes 8-10 lahvosh. *NOTE: I like to mix my sesame seeds in the dough. That way they are not coming off the bread and dropping everywhere. My personal choice only.


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