Manakish (Lebanese Za'atar Bread)

Manakish is typically served for breakfast and as an appetizer, but you can really have it at any meal.

warm water dry active yeast sugar all-purpose flour salt extra virgin olive oil Za'atar Topping Za'atar blend extra virgin olive oil


Mix sugar and active dry yeast into a cup of warm water. Allow the yeast to activate until frothy.

Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. When the yeast is frothy, add it to the same bowl, along with the olive oil.

Knead the dough for at least 5 minutes. 

When the dough is smooth, form it into a ball and place it in an oiled bowl. 

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1-½ hrs in a warm location.

Punch down the dough and knead for a few minutes. Divide the dough into 6 portions.

Cover dough balls for 30 minutes.

Roll circles out the same size as pita bread. Use your fingers to make indentations into the top of the dough.

Transfer onto a pizza stone or lightly oiled pan. Add a few tablespoons of the Za'atar paste onto each flatbread, leaving an inch border all around.

Dig in!!!