Cooking with JPost: The Israeli lafa

Check out Chef Yochanan's easy-to-follow recipe on how to make this rustic bread.

Cooking with JPost: Lafa
You know how it is, you've had a busy day and there's nothing you want more than a good piece of bread.
Try Chef Yochanan Lambiase's Israeli lafa - it literally takes minutes.
What you will need:
1kg pre-made dough
Olive oil 
Gas stove
STEP 1: Make 1kg of dough
Take 3 tbsp of yeast, 1 tbsp of sugar. 1tsp of salt, 13ml of olive oil and enough warm water for your mixture.
Throw it in the oven for 40 minutes and watch it rise. Be sure to line the saucepan with a bit of oil then shake out the dough.
STEP 2: It's lafa-making time! 
Throw a bit of flower onto your counter, cut dough into four to six balls and then press the balls down, rotate and then slowly and and cup raise your hands over the dough and you will have lovely-formed balls. 
Take a ball, roll the dough and turn it 45 degrees every one or two rolls. Be sure to add flower to the counter to keep it from sticking. It will be lovely and thin.
STEP 4: Pop your lafa on the heat
Take a  frying pan and turn it upside down - make sure it is steaming hot and lightly place lafa over the back of the pan. Watch it bubble on top. After a minute, turn it over.
Enjoy your lafa with Israeli salads and hummus.
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Chef Yochanan Lambiase heralds from five generations of chefs from Southern Italy. He trained under some of the most famous Michelin Star Chefs in the world. He was the founder of the Jerusalem Culinary Institute Chef Yochanan appears regularly on radio and television as well as contributing cooking articles. Now, through the videos of cooking with, Chef Yochanan will guide you through a tantalizing and trendy gourmet kosher experience Contact Chef Yochanan at [email protected] for information about his exciting culinary and wine tasting tours, cooking classes, culinary happenings and out of the box culinary events. Don't forget to visit Yochanan's Facebook fan page for more tricks and recipes!