Lahmacun 2018 AFTD Food For Thought Campaign #endFTD

This is an Armenian pizza with an Arabic name. No matter what, everyone who has eaten these “Armenian Pizzas” has thought they were delicious. In honor of this year’s AFTD Food For Thought campaign, I will be posting some of Lydia’s favorite recipes. She liked cooking, watching Anthony Bourdain, the Cooking Channel, the Food Network, Gourmet Magazine, Saveur, Martha Stewart and many, many more. I have her cookbook collection at my house, plus there is a stash of hers at our parents’ house, too.

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Ingredients

1 tsp. sugar
1 (14-oz.) package active dry yeast
2 cups flour, plus more
1 12 tsp. Kosher salt, plus more
14 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tbsp. minced flat-leaf parsley
12 tsp. cayenne pepper
14 tsp. ground cumin
14 tsp. sweet paprika
18 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 oz. ground lamb
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 plum tomato, grated
1 small onion, grated
12 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced

Instructions

Combine sugar, yeast, and 34 cup water heated to 115˚ in a small bowl; let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Combine flour and salt in a bowl and make a well in the center. Add yeast mixture and stir to form a dough. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 6 minutes. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rest until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Punch down dough, divide into 4 portions, and roll each portion into a ball. Transfer dough balls to a floured baking sheet. Cover with a damp tea towel and let rest for 45 minutes.

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