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Rosemary and seed lavash crackers with blue cheese and honeycomb

Lavash is a type of Middle Eastern flatbread that’s easy to make at home. This version is packed full of seeds for a healthy crunch.
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer and Starters
Servings 24 crackers
Diabetic

Ingredients
  

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup olive oil plus extra for brushing
  • ¾ cup wholemeal flour
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds if you can’t find these, swap for poppy seeds or extra sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary finely chopped
  • flaky sea salt for sprinkling

To serve

  • 200 g veiny blue cheese or any soft cheese
  • 150 g raw honeycomb

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Combine honey, sesame oil and boiling water in a bowl and stir until honey has completely dissolved. Allow to cool slightly. Stir in olive oil.
  • Combine wholemeal and plain flour, all the seeds and rosemary in a large bowl.
  • Pour in liquid mixture and stir to form a wet, sticky dough.
  • Using a quarter of the mixture at a time, roll out dough on a heavily floured surface as thinly as possible to form a rough rectangle. Don’t worry about small rips and tears – they add to the rustic look! Cut into generous rectangles and transfer to tray with a fish slice. You will need to cook the crackers in two or three batches.
  • Brush first batch of crackers very lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Bake for 12-15 minutes until very lightly golden. Remove from oven and repeat with remaining batches. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Serve with blue cheese and honeycomb.

A cracker of a tip

  • – The crackers are best eaten within a couple of days. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

These lavash make a tasty and elegant snack to serve guests. They’d be a cool gift to give friends and family for Christmas. Pop them in a nice cellophane bag and tie rustic yarn around the top!
You could use gluten-free flour to make these crackers gluten-free. You should be able to find honeycomb in boxes at a gourmet food store, but you can just use a nice honey drizzled over top instead if you can’t.
This recipe comes from the August/September issue of NADIA magazine. Photography by Todd Eyre.