Sesame & Cumin Lavosh

Cumin Lavash

Lavash, it’s something you buy when we are putting together a platter of nibbles, but did you know it’s so easy to make at home?  I remember watching Annabel Langbein’s The Free Range Cook tv show and seeing her making Lavosh and thinking “Wow, that looks surprisingly easy”. I bookmarked the recipe, as I do every time I see a great recipe I want to try, however it wasn’t until many months later I actually came to try making my own.  The reason? Well, I have so many recipes bookmarked that if I cooked every day for the next 30 years I probably still wouldn’t get through them all.

Delays, and overflowing recipe databases aside, seriously, these Sesame and Cumin Lavash are well worth your time making. It’s simply a matter of mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl and then dividing the dough into 4, rolling it out as thinly as you can manage, cutting and then baking.  That’s it.  Even better, you can customise your own flavourings, as I did, with Sesame, Quinoa Flakes and Cumin.

The only difficulties I had was getting the dough thin enough without also tearing it when I went to cut it. Annabel suggests rolling the dough out until it’s almost see through, and having tried baking batches of various thicknesses, if you are simply going to eat the Lavosh on their own then yes, that is the best way to go.  But if you are planning on topping the Lavosh with cheese or dips I think the Lavosh needs to be a bit thicker.  Firstly it needs to be able to support the toppings, and secondly, if it’s too thin, well, you don’t really get to taste the delicious Lavosh.  When you try making your own try batches of different thicknesses to work out what you like best.

Do you like Lavash? Have you tried making your own Lavash at home?

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Cumin Lavash


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Sesame & Cumin Lavash
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Adapted from Annabel Langbein's The Free Range Cook
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ⅓ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp of quinoa flakes
  • 2 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ cup water
  1. Preheat the oven to 165 celsius (330 Fahrenheit) and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl stir together the flours, sesame seeds, quinoa flakes, cumin and salt. In a jug combine the oils and water together and add to the dry ingredients and mix into a soft dough.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 and roll out between two sheets of baking paper, or a lightly floured workbench as thinly as possible. Cut into you desired shapes and place on the baking tray.
  4. Brush the Lavosh lightly with oil and sprinkle with flaky salt. Bake until crisp and golden – about 12-18 minutes. Allow to cool fully then store in an airtight container.

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38 Comments on "Sesame & Cumin Lavosh"

sam greenwald
February 12, 2013

love lavosh , comes in handy in the kitchen

January 26, 2012

I’ve never had lavosh before. That lavosh looks so pretty — perfect on a appetizer platter :)

I love snacking on crackers and homemade are always best! Love the quinoa and sesame seed topping!

January 24, 2012

I really do enjoy lavosh on a cheese platter but these look like much tastier than the plain old lavosh I’ve been eating!

January 24, 2012

That not only looks pretty but sounds super healthy too!

January 23, 2012

I’m exactly the same – I’ve got enough recipes bookmarked to last me well into my retirement :-) This looks gorgeous – I love serving lavosh or similar crisp breads with drinks. I’m not sure how easily I can get hold of quinoa flakes either – do they add flavour or is it just a texture thing?

January 22, 2012

Great recipe! Perfect alternative to chips and healthier too :)

January 22, 2012

Oooh yay! Love lavosh and we have cheese and crackers for supper quite often actually. Making your own, as my Mum says, is always best even if you can get it from the supermarket for $2 in 2 minutes, because you know what’s in the home made version. WIll be trying the recipe sans cumin. Thanks!

Wow they so seem very easy to make! I know what you mean about having so many recipes stashed away. My pinterest board could keep me occupied for years.

January 22, 2012

never made these….love the crisp, crunchy look !

January 22, 2012

Something I have never thought of making before. That is until now. Flavour wise they sound delicious and different. Will have to give them a go.

January 21, 2012

Lavosh would go perfect with an avocado pate that I make, not sure if I can get quinoa flakes but I do have some rice flakes… would that be a good substitute? :)

January 21, 2012

For some reason I always purchase lavosh and never thought to make them myself! What a delightfully easy recipe with fantastic results!

January 21, 2012

I have never tried making it, but I almost never make my own dough’s, so I applaud you for doing it fantastcially

January 21, 2012

The lavosh looks delicious and the recipe is so simple and easy. Must look for quinoa flakes.
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January 21, 2012

What a wonderful recipe! Your lavash looks so delicious! I really must try this recipe. Isn’t the food blog world fabulous – so many recipes. Only one drawback – we have only so much time. This is one I will make time for!

January 21, 2012

Such a light healthy recipe. I can imagine the crunch and texture. Thnx for sharing Jen!

January 21, 2012

These look divine and the flavor is filling my office as I type. Not sure if I will try this or not as rolling the dough really think scares me, but I may have to buck up to the challenge! Thanks for sharing.

January 21, 2012

This is something I’ve never tried to make myself, but I adore anything with cumin in it, or sesame for that matter, so it will go on my (quite long) list of things I must get around to making. Thanks Jen.