Lavash Flatbreads

Lavash Flatbreads

Bread can often be very heavy; it sits in one’s stomach for quite a while and the body finds it rather hard to digest. As such, I have been trying to lower my bread consumption, which is fine, except that one can find oneself left a little hungry without at least a little meal time carbohydrate. This thought process is really what led me to make these flatbreads, something I finally got round to doing today after getting rained off the tennis court. They really have been a long time coming as you can probably tell from the date at the top of the recipe – I’m afraid to admit that I was eating a branded version instead, I apologise.

I really love these breads simply because they are a platform of deliciousness ready to be slathered with all manner of exquisite and exotic spreads. Hummus, for instance, is incredibly well suited to lavash flatbread, so long as one doesn’t make it too liquid. Actually, I think I shall dedicate a post in the near future exclusively to a number of dips which make obscenely good use of these breads. Please keep an eye out for that – I guarantee it will be an absolute classic, for better or for worse…

Beyond this there isn’t much one can say about such a thoroughly unassuming accompaniment to all manner of meals. However, I do recommend adding a little something to the top of these – I shall be adding poppy seeds as we have a large pouch of them lying around the kitchen, but one could quite feasibly add any seed at hand, or perhaps a little cumin. Please enjoy this rather simple, yet delightful recipe!

Lavash Flatbreads {recipe}

Makes 20-30


• 200g strong white bread flour

• ½ tsp salt

• ½ tsp dried fast-action yeast

• 1 tbsp olive oil

• Roughly 100-150ml warm water, just enough to form a soft bread dough

• Extra olive oil for glazing

• Poppy seeds for decoration/taste


1. Mix together the flour, salt, yeast, olive oil and water. Knead the dough for 10 minutes until the dough is uniform and smooth. Leave it to rise for 90 minutes.

2. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Roll ought the risen dough until extremely thin, 1 millimeter or so. Cut into rectangles, glaze with olive oil and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake for around 10 minutes or until browned.

Cost: As you can probably guess these flatbreads are incredibly cheap and cost a mere 20p for the lot. Not bad considering the supermarket equivalent costs over £1 for not even half the amount this recipe will make. They really are particularly scrummy.

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52 comments on “Lavash Flatbreads

  1. Food, Flowers, Herbs and Life!
    August 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    These look very good! I can just taste them with a little olive nut spread or benedictine!

  2. Modern Mrs. Cleaver
    August 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Oh Man!! This screams to be dunked in stems and chowders as well. Makes me want a big bowl of chicken stew and one, or five, of these flatbread dunkers! Thanks for sharing

    • frugalfeeding
      August 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it. They can be dipped in anything, they really are amazingly versatile. Go and make a big bowl of stew, these and then enjoy yourself 😀

  3. thebigfatnoodle
    August 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    You’d pay a fortune for flat breads like this at the deli. They look amazing. I’m not much of a baker but I’m tempted to give these a go as I’m planning to make my own hummus for the first time this weekend. Thanks for this recipe!

    • frugalfeeding
      August 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      That’s funny, I just commented on your blog too. I know, these things are seriously over-priced. They go really well with hummus – check out my hummus recipe, it’s nice. No problem, thanks for looking at it.

  4. Bluejellybeans
    August 27, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Yummy! great recipe FF.

  5. Karina
    August 27, 2011 at 4:51 am

    These look rad. I’m going to make these to pair with a good brie and a glass of white wine!

  6. Joanna
    August 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

    They look beautiful – what stunning photographs. I’ve never tried making these – so they’re going on the to do list. You’re so right,not only does one’s own bread taste better it’s much more economical too. All the best Joanna 😀

    • frugalfeeding
      August 27, 2011 at 11:24 am

      Thanks so much! Please do try them, they are so easy.

  7. ceciliag
    August 27, 2011 at 11:57 am

    ah this is really good, I have heard that you cn cook a flatbread on the grill, Our John makes his own charcoal, and the smoke smells wonderful, i will make these today and grill them and see what happens.. excellent timing! c

  8. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    August 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    These look wonderful. Tasty and versatile.

  9. Jennifer Molnar
    August 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I think I’ll make these tomorrow as a Sunday treat – they’ll go perfectly with the spicy hummus I have in the fridge. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. bonfood
    August 28, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I often call some bread GAP FILLER!.It can feel like that in your stomach once it expands arrgh. Great post, these look lovely. Like a cracker bread almost.

    • frugalfeeding
      August 28, 2011 at 10:46 am

      That’s such a lovely name for it 😛 I suppose it is a bit of a cracker, they are really delicious.

  11. Food,Photography & France
    August 28, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I’ve been looking for a flatbread recipe, and I think that this is the one. Very cool picture – lovely light.

    • frugalfeeding
      August 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

      Do it! These are perfect, very flat too 😀

  12. cookinginsens
    August 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Those look marvelous. I don’t usually make bread, but if I did this would be a recipe I would try. Fantastic!

    • frugalfeeding
      August 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      Awesome. Thanks. This is REALLY easy by the way… I think you ought to bite the bullet.

  13. vannermerf
    August 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    These look lovely! Wish I could grab them from you! I LOVE bread, especially something different like this. Will go lovely with some guacamole!! Hmmmmm!

    • frugalfeeding
      August 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      Well… you can’t. I have loads though so if you could I’d happily let you… They do go very well with dips like that. 😀

  14. plummymummy
    August 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    These look so super-easy. Do they come out soft or should they be crispy like a cracker? We are trying to cut down on the bread too and have been consuming vast quantities of wraps…but I don’t like all the stuff the supermarket versions have added.

    • frugalfeeding
      August 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      Crispy. But You could do them thicker and make them soft. also, I have a recipe for wraps on my blog somwhere.

      • plummymummy
        August 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm

        Got it. Blimey…you are putting my little blog to shame…you have a lot of vegie recipes that I must try. BTW I have that Indian Housewife book too…very good for inspiration.

  15. Su-Lin
    August 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Oh, how lovely! We had something similar at a restaurant and they served it with cheese. They were delicious and I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  16. walkablefeast
    August 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Frugal is wonderful and these look delicious!

  17. delikadent
    August 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I love your blog! The feel, the pictures! And I enjoy baking breads! Will be trying this tomorrow!

    • frugalfeeding
      August 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks so much! Please let me know how they go.

  18. Michelle
    August 30, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Those look so great. Crackers, lavash, etc. have long been on my list to try.

  19. sundayinthekitchen
    August 30, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    mm, these look perfectly crisp and lovely. i wonder if they’d be good with sesame seeds? (i have a whole sack of them begging to be eaten).

    • frugalfeeding
      August 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      Oh yes, very very good with sesame seeds. I’d have put some on them, but we didn’t have any. Go for it!

  20. Simran S. & Stacie D.
    September 1, 2011 at 4:51 am

    you are right about bread being heavy, this lavash looks amazing

  21. Constanza
    September 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Great blog! I will make sure to check it over and again! Great recipes. Would you mind if I like you from my blog?

    • frugalfeeding
      September 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks :D. If you mean link, then that’s fine 😀

      • Constanza
        September 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm

        Oh… oops! Yes :3 Linking from my blog (sensiblygreen).

  22. inpursuitofrealfood
    September 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    wow- fantastic blog! I wanna make these right now!

    • frugalfeeding
      September 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks so much! Please do, they are seriously easy to make.

  23. hhj92
    September 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    now these look scrumptious! they probably taste wonderful with hummus 🙂

  24. citygirlhitsthecountry
    December 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I love the look of this recipe.
    I have heard that sourdough is easier to digest than yeast breads, especially supermarket/commercial baked using the Chorleywood process, I find that I need a lot less of it and it doesn’t seem to leave that heavy feeling. I am so chuffed to have a starter now and it is a lot cheaper than supermarket versions at about £1.50 or specialist bakers at £3 or so!

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