Zaatar Bread

It seems like every Ramadhan like most we seem to venture out into trying out new foods 😅…and whilst last year a homemade Mezze Platter served with Date Ring Bread was something new.  This year I decided to make a mezze platter and serve it with some Zaatar Bread aka Maneesh or Manoush as the Arabs like to call it…it’s super easy to make and makes a change from the Pitta bread that we’re used to being served in Lebanese restaurants 😃

Zaatar Bread adapted from the Arabic Dough recipe.                   @eat_with_zafirah 

Makes 6 small flatbreads or 2 Large ones. Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water 
  • 2Tbsp sugar 
  • 4g of Yeast 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1 tblsp milk powder 
  • 1/4 cup oil 
  • 1 1/2 cups flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 

For Zaatar Topping 

  • 2 tablespoons Zaatar 
  • 30ml Olive Oil


  1. Mix together water, sugar yeast, salt milk powder and 1 cup flour.
  2. Then set aside for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Next add in oil, rest of the flour and baking powder and mix together till combined. 
  4. Rest for 30mins in a warm area to prove. After punch the dough and again leave to prove for 20 mins repeat this step once more. In total it should rest for about 1-2 hours, I try to keep it in a warm area such as a heated floor or sometimes the in my car! Trust me the car works too!
  5. Divide the dough into two if you want big ones, or alternatively divide into six to achieve smaller ones. 
  6. Preheat the oven to 260 degrees and line a stone tray with two sheets of baking paper or alternatively you can just cover in ghee. 
  7. Roll the six pieces into ovals and roll out until the dough starts to resist, about 1-2 cm in depth, 13cm wide and 30cm lengthwise 
  8. Mix the Zaatar in the olive oil and spread over the rolled dough. You want to coat the whole bread leaving about 2inches around the edges untouched. 
  9. Bake for about 7-10 mins till the sides are nice and golden then serve with your Mezze Platter – find my Humous Recipe here 

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