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Georgian Flat Bread (Lavash)

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Contributed by: Rich (B+)From the Recipe Archives


Description:

A tasty flat bread bread popular in the Caucasus Mountains. Good luck, and Bon Appetit!!!


Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)

Category:
  • Baked Good


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1-1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1/8 cup flax seed oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
  • 1 cup of goat milk
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup ground walnuts or hazelnuts toasted in olive oil

How to make it:
  1. Sift the flour and sea salt into a large mixing bowl. Pour in the molasses and oil.
  2. Add the beaten egg and milk.
  3. Add the beer.
  4. Mix the flour well. The dough should be rather dense, and firm. Adjust to your liking by adding a little more of one or both flours, if the mixture is not firm enough.
  5. Set aside the dough for 30 or 40 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Sprinkle the toasted nuts on 2 large, or 4 medium-size, baking sheets.
  8. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, and split it into halves (if using 2 sheets) or fourths (if 4 sheets).
  9. Roll out the sheets so that they are even, making them about 1/16 inch thick. (No thicker, because the bread will not get properly done!)
  10. Bake for about 35 - 40 minutes or until crispy.
  11. Test a few times when the bread begins to brown.
  12. Divide the bread into single serving sheets.
  13. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on top!

    Comments:

  14. Goes great with Lamb Shishkebab topped with coriander leaf and sprinkled with powdered cayenne pepper!
  15. There are both sesame and poppy seeds in the traditional Georgian lavash, so I've substituted other nuts in order to make this B-friendly, but the nuts can be omitted if you prefer.





Blood Type Diet Analysis:

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Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken...1 N N N B N N N N
Beer2 A N N A N N A A
Flax Seed (L...1 ,2 ,3 ,4 B B N N N B B N
Spelt Flour/...3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A
Milk (Goat) N A B B B B A A
Rice Cake/Fl...2 ,4 ,5 B N B B B B N N
Olive Oil1 ,4 B B B B B B B B
Molasses (Bl... B N B B B B N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Filbert (Haz...1 ,2 N N A A A A N N
Walnut (Blac...1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.


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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 02, 2007 at 05:19 PM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 00:12 AM By: Don

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