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Za'atar Manakeesh

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You already know that I have a special place in my heart for flatbreads. Manakeesh is one of them. It is a popular Levantine (referring to a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean) flatbread typically eaten for breakfast. Delicious and crispy homemade dough is topped with a za'atar and olive oil (there is another version with cheese, and it's about to come). The traditional shape of this pita is round but I decided to open the dough a little different. If you want the classic shape simply roll the balls to a thin pita, using a rolling pin. Enjoy it with Labaneh cheese and fresh sliced vegetables.

6 manakeeshes

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6 manakeeshes

US

original

metric

Ingredients

For the dough

white flour

400 gr white flour

whole wheat flour

100 gr whole wheat flour

water

325 ml water

extra virgin olive oil

20 ml extra virgin olive oil

dry yeast

15 gr dry yeast

salt

10 gr salt

For the topping

Za'atar

Za'atar

Olive oil

Olive oil

Salt

Salt

Directions

Step 1

In a bowl mix the water and yeast.

water

325 ml water

dry yeast

15 gr dry yeast

Step 2

Add both flours and olive oil and mix well.

white flour

400 gr white flour

whole wheat flour

100 gr whole wheat flour

extra virgin olive oil

20 ml extra virgin olive oil

Step 3

Once all the ingredients incorporated into the dough, keep kneading on a working surface for another 2-3 min.

Step 4

Then add the salt. Keep kneading for another 3-4 min or until the dough is elastic and beautiful.

salt

10 gr salt

Step 5

Round the dough, place in a greased bowl, covered with a towel until double in size.

Step 6

Punch the dough and divide it into 150 gr pieces.

Step 7

Round each piece to a tight ball and cover with a towel to rest for 10-15 min.

Step 8

Preheat the oven to 440F or 230C.

Step 9

Prepare the topping spread by mixing aa'atar, salt and olive oil until you get a thick paste.

Za'atar

Za'atar

Olive oil

Olive oil

Salt

Salt

Step 10

On a floured surface, open each ball to a pita sheet by pressing it with your fingers.

Step 11

Spread the Za'atar topping on top. Using a fork- make holes where the topping is. It will avoid the Manakeesh to expand like a balloon in the oven.

Step 12

Bake the Manakeesh for 7-10 min.

Step 13

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