Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lavash - 7 day blogging Marathon


Hi
This time when srivalli announced the 7 day marathon, the response was phenomenal.

Starting from today we have 26 bloggers who will be running this marathon,with five different themes.Srivalli had suggested 5 themes from which we could choose one ,and for the next seven days you can find the starter recipes in my blog:-)To start with i chose to bake Lavash.
Lavash is also known as cracker bread. It is a soft thin bread topped with sesame seeds and dries out quickly to become very crispy and brittle. A perfect starter to start any meal:-)...well!! that's how my daughter terms it as:-)

INGREDIENTS


All purpose flour 1 cup

Active dry yeast 1/2 tsp

Sugar a pinch

Salt to taste

Olive oil 3 tbsp

Sesame seeds 2 tbsp

PREPARATION
Preheat the oven to 180 C/ 360F

In a bowl take warm water and add the sugar and yeast to it. Keep it aside for it to prove.

In a large bowl sift the flour.

Add the yeast sugar mixture to it and knead into a soft dough, if necessary add more water.


Transfer the dough to a well oiled bowl, cover it and let it rise to double its volume( nearly 30- 30 minutes)


Divide the dough into 6 parts or more.
Roll each ball into a circle(thin), brush with oil and sprinkle sesame seeds on it.


Using a pizza cutter, cut these into small triangles(run the knife along the diameter of the circle)

Place these triangular pieces on a greased baking tray and bake for 8- 10 minutes or till the surface starts browning.

Serve with a dip of your choice.My choice always is Tahini dip:-)
Do try this out, you are sure to love it:-) Please come back tomorrow for another starter recipe!!!

Do check out their yummy recipes for the next 7 days. It is definitely going to be a grand feast.The marathon bloggers are
Azeema,,Bhagi, Champa,Gayathri,Gayathri Kumar,Harini, Jay ,Mina, Meena, Pavani,Padma,Priya Suresh, Priya Mahadevan,Priya Vasu,PJ Rujta, Saraswathi,Santosh, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Srivalli, Sowmya,Suma, Usha,