Lavash is a flat bread made throughout the Middle East.
It is always made very thin, but can be either soft or hard, and shaped either as a square, a rectangle or a circle. Circle-shaped Lavash will be anywhere from 6 to 14 inches (15 to 35 cm) wide.
All versions are traditionally baked in a pottery oven in the ground.
To soften a hard version of Lavash Bread, hold it under running water (sic), getting both sides of it wet, then put into a plastic bag for around 3 hours.
For the soft bread versions of Lavash, substitute a flour tortilla. For the hard bread versions, you can use matzo.
Hard versions of Lavash Bread will store for a long time.
Lavash Bread is sometimes referred to as Armenian Cracker Bread.
It is also sometimes called “Khoubz Markouk”, meaning “mountain bread.”
This type of bread is referred to as “lavash” in Armenia, Iran and Turkey.