Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Hawaiian Lavosh From Kauai's Old Plantation Days

Week 16—Hawaiian Lavosh!

Hawaiian Lavosh Recipe

  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Lightly toasted sesame seeds
  • Poppy seeds


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in butter. Add buttermilk and mix until batter forms a big ball. Pinch off tablespoon size balls of dough. Flour a cutting board and sprinkle with sesame and poppy seeds. Roll out each ball of dough until it is quite thin. Pick up rolled dough on rolling pin and place on baking sheet. Repeat process of flouring the cutting board and sprinkling with seeds as needed. Bake each batch for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

As mentioned in my first recipe blog, Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods. The early plantation days saw these combining cultures creating foods that are unique only to Hawaii. We thank these early pioneers who planted and nurtured these plantation fields and created many of these amazing recipes.

Because we have this rich Hawaiian heritage, I started this running blog that features recipes with a Hawaiian flair. If you love collecting recipes, please check back so that you can collect your favorites.

Collecting and sharing recipes of Hawaii is our hobby, but our passion is helping people with their real estate needs. Hawaii offers some of the most beautiful islands in the world and we believe Kauai has some of the very best real estate available. This is certainly true of this beautiful 4.77 acre home site (MLS# 246239) in an upscale, luxury community comprised of 300 acres with only 35 home sites.

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Gary Bland R (S)

October 17, 2011

Very nice article. I look forward to reading the next one! Great job!

Gary Bland R (S)

October 17, 2011

Very nice article. I look forward to reading the next one! Great job!

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