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.