So far Farima’s shown you how to make Cranberry-Walnut Relish and Marianne’s given you a step-by-step on crafting a cheese board. Today, I’m sharing an easy party appetizer that will go with anything you’re serving — lavash crackers, a soft, thin flatbread originating from Armenia. Set up in a vintage wire basket, the look is rustic and the recipe pulls from ingredients you probably have in your pantry. For our Home for the Holidays party I made an assortment of rosemary, sesame seed and poppy seed lavash crackers. Here’s the recipe.
Recipe courtesy of FoodNetwork.com
Total Time: 30 minutes
14 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 2 1/2 cups plus extra for rolling
1 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
2/3 cup water, plus additional if needed
1 whole egg
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, melted, and cooled slightly
Place the flour, salt and sugar into a medium bowl and whisk to combine. In a small bowl whisk together the water, egg, and 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until the dough comes together, adding additional water if the dough is dry. Knead the dough in the bowl 5 to 6 times. Turn the dough out onto the counter, divide into thirds, cover with a tea towel and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Lightly butter the back of a half sheet pan using some of the remaining butter. Place the sheet pan, upside down on a surface that will prevent sliding. Working with one ball at a time, place the dough ball onto the back of the sheet pan and roll the dough out to an even 1/8-inch thickness. Gently stretch the edges of the dough so they fall slightly below the edge of the pan and hold the dough in place. Lightly brush the dough with butter and sprinkle with your preferred herbs or spices.
Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the lavash to a cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining dough, on a cooled pan. Break each sheet into shapes and sizes as desired. Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
We’ve teamed up with our friends over at HGTV.com’s Design Happens to throw a holiday party, and you’re invited! Follow along as we craft the party decor, set the holiday table and cook up the menu. Along the way, you’ll get the step-by-step instructions and tips to throw a great party in your home. Catch up on all the posts here.