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
- Mix together water, sugar yeast, salt milk powder and 1 cup flour.
- Then set aside for 10-15 minutes.
- Next add in oil, rest of the flour and baking powder and mix together till combined.
- 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!
- Divide the dough into two if you want big ones, or alternatively divide into six to achieve smaller ones.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Bake for about 7-10 mins till the sides are nice and golden then serve with your Mezze Platter – find my Humous Recipe here