How to Make Zaatar Bread - Middle Eastern Cuisine

How to Make Zaatar Bread – Middle Eastern Cuisine

Zaatar Bread Recipe

If you never tried zaatar bread, you’ve been missing out on something very delicious from middle eastern cuisine. Or if you never baked zaatar bread, this is a good time to try. Since the preparation is pretty simple and you don’t need to have special skills or tools to bake zaatar bread. When you watch YouTube tutorial, you’ll understand what I mean.

Pretty basic bread dough, main ingredients : water, sugar, salt, yeast, oil and flour. What makes this Lebanese bread unique and flavors it, is that zaatar spice mixed with olive oil, spread on the bread dough before baking. That magic spread turns a simple flat bread into a very tasty and filling treat.

How to Make Zaatar Bread - Middle Eastern Cuisine

Hope you guys try my recipe and like it. I’d appreciate your feedback when you do try and you can always reach me out on my Instagram or Facebook pages.

Happy baking!

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Ingredients 

How to Make Zaatar Bread - Middle Eastern Cuisine

For bread 

1 ¼ cups lukewarm water

1 tsp instant dry yeast, if using active dry yeast, activate before adding

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 ½ tbs olive oil




2 ½-3 cups all purpose flour, may need more for shaping

How to Make Zaatar Bread - Middle Eastern Cuisine

For zaatar spread 

⅓ cup zaatar spice mixed with olive oil, use as much oil as it needs to have a smooth spreadable consistency, refer to YouTube tutorial for more details

How to Make Zaatar Bread - Middle Eastern Cuisine

Directions 

How to Make Zaatar Bread - Middle Eastern Cuisine

Combine all your ingredients for the dough in a bowl

Start by add the water, yeast, sugar, oil, 2 cups of the flour, salt and then the rest of the flour

Mix and knead to a smooth non sticky dough

Place the dough back into the same greased bowl to proof, cover with a towel or plastic wrap

May take 45-60 minutes




Meanwhile prepare the zaatar spread set aside

How to Make Zaatar Bread - Middle Eastern Cuisine

Preheat the oven to 450° F /200° C, place one of your heavy baking pans inside to heat, you will be baking the breads on preheated pan for better result

How to Make Zaatar Bread - Middle Eastern Cuisine

Place the dough on your work surface, lightly knead to remove the air

Divide the dough into four even portions and form into balls

Dust your work surface with flour and using your fingers tap and spread the dough into a flat circle disc , about 6”-7” diameter

Spread some of the prepared zaatar spice

Place it on a piece of parchment paper or a foil

Carefully transfer onto preheated baking pan

Bake 10-12 minutes

Enjoy !

How to Make Zaatar Bread - Middle Eastern Cuisine


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