Thursday, December 9, 2010
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!!
1 batch of Pizza Dough (found at the Deli)
Za'atar Spice Blend (found in any Middle Eastern Market)
Salt to taste
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.