ARMENIA – Matnakash

armenia_6Lengthy proving time for this recipe so luckily(!) we had a rainy day at home to help stick around the kitchen for all of that time.

  • Recipe chosen for Matnakash
  • Cooking method: Oven



  • Faithfulness to recipe: Exact
  • Met expectations? Yes, it was a soft and slightly chewy type of bread similar to a turkish bread and some similarities to Bosnian somun which I know well enough.
  • Would cook again? Maybe. There was quite a lot of proving time so it’s not convenient.
  • The taste test rated on a score of 5: 4. Was popular with all testers and it also tasted great with some pavlaka on top (like a sour cream spread. You can buy this in Balkan countries)



  • 500g bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 350ml water
  • 2-3 tablespoons of oil, (olive oil is the best) but you can use any you like


This is quite a detailed recipe and I followed it directly so rather than reproduce it here, it’s best to refer directly to the recipe I used.


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