Za’atar manakish

As I was writing my last post about falafels, the thought of Zaatar Manakish came to mind. I had to try this recipe out. With a simple five ingredients, what did I have to lose?

Ingredients: 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, olive oil, 2 tsp yeast, Zaatar

  1. Combine 1/2 tsp sugar, 2 tsp yeast and 1 cup of water in a small bowl
  2. In a mixing bowl combine, 2 and half cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix with hands and then add the water/yeast mixture. Knead for a few minutes, until a dough forms. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and place in the fridge and leave over night. If you would like to use straight away, put in a warm place for 2 hours to rise.
  3. If you left it over night in the fridge, leave it outside for 30 minutes. Then part, the dough into 8 parts (if making appetizers) or 4 big balls if you are making it as a side for 4 adults. Put the oven on at 205 degrees
  4. Lightly flour a surface, flatten a ball into a circle and roll the dough out to form discs around 6 inches, or the size you prefer. Do not roll the dough too thin, best to leave the discs fairly thick.
  5. Mix 7 tablespoons of zaatar with 1/4 cup of olive oil and brush this onto the centre a disc, remember to leave a 1 inch border. Place onto a baking sheet and then place into an oven for 7-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cook for a few minutes before tucking in. Serve warm with your main or chopped tomatoes/cucumbers.

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