Lavosh (Cracker Bread)

Lavosh (Cracker Bread)
Lavosh (Cracker Bread)

Salty's famous Lavosh, which is a big Turkish style cracker — served at Salty's on Alki as prepared by pastry Chef Jane Gibson. To see a video of Pastry Chef Jane Gibson preparing Lavosh: watch on YouTube.

Lavosh (Cracker Bread)

Serves 10


4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
1 and 1/3 cups warm water
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup seasame and poppy seeds


Utensils needed:A baking sheet, parchment or wax paper, a rolling pin and a pastry brush.

  1. In a mixer with paddle add half the flour, yeast and water and mix until smooth.
  2. Combine remaining flour and salt.
  3. Now take the paddle off the mixer and replace with a dough hook.
  4. Mix until smooth and elastic.
  5. Let dough rest for 1 hour.
  6. Divide into 10 balls and let rest for an additional 20 minutes.
  7. Roll out as thin as possible then stretch out with your hands.
  8. Place on sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  9. Poke holes or dock with a fork.
  10. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sesame and poppy seeds.
  11. Bake in 400-degree Fahrenheit oven for approximately 10 minutes or until dark brown and crisp/Let cool before eating. I know you will be tempted.
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