Thursday, December 9, 2010

Za’atar Bread

I love Za’atar bread! It has such a unique flavor. What is Za’atar? It is a Middle Eastern spice blend that you can buy at any Middle Eastern market. It is a roasted thyme and sesame seed (along with other spices)… and well, it’s just plain delicious! ¬†This tasty bread is so so simple!

My Uncle is Jamaican Lebanese. ¬†Growing up, we got to try tasty things like Hummus, Maanik, Kibe, and Za’atar bread similar to this… I was one lucky kid!!

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Za'atar Bread

Ingredients:

1 batch of Pizza Dough (found at the Deli)
Za'atar Spice Blend (found in any Middle Eastern Market)
Salt to taste
Olive Oil

Directions:

Make a paste using about 1/4 cup of spice blend, a pinch of salt, and a 2-3 TBS of Olive Oil. Set aside. Divide the Pizza dough into 8-10 equal parts (I used my kitchen scale, but it's not necessary - you can just estimate). Roll them flat and spread a thin layer of the paste on each piece. Bake in the oven, on a pizza stone, at 350 for 10-15 minutes (until dough is cooked through).

Note: If you want a lighter coating of the Za'atar spice on your Za'atar bread, you can use another method... Just brush the tops of the dough with olive oil and then sprinkle a coating of the Za'atar spices.

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Za’atar Bread”

  1. 1

    Cherine — December 9, 2010 @ 7:59 am

    My favorite lebanese treat!!
    Looks wonderful!

  2. 2

    Mariko — December 9, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    I saw a lot of these during the pizza round of PFB but have never had them. They look awesome.

  3. 3

    Julie — January 28, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    I love zataar… Great idea!

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