Thursday, May 28, 2015

Za'atar Flatbread

I recently bought a jar of za'atar and was immediately curious about a recipe for za'atar flatbread on the label. Za'atar is a delicious Middle Eastern flavoring that consists mainly of sumac with some thyme, sesame seeds and salt. You can make this spice blend on your own if you can't find it already prepared. I love the flavors of this spice and was very excited to try baking with it. This flatbread recipe is extremely easy, but the taste is incredible and it looks like you put a lot of work into the baking process.
Recipe from Victoria Taylor

2 tablespoons Za'atar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons yeast
3.4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup warm water
3 tablespoons olive oil

In a bowl, mix together the flour, yeast and salt. Pour in the hot water and mix until combined. Cover and allow the dough to rise at room temperature for at least 2 2/12 hours. I let mine ride for 5 hours, but don't let it sit out too long or it may deflate.

Preheat your oven to 500F. If your oven runs hot, lower this temperature to 475F. Grease two baking sheets with 1 tablespoon of oil on each sheet. Make sure your baking sheets are good quality to ensure they won't warp or stick. Divide the dough in two and spread evenly on the sheets to form 2 eight inch circles. Lightly grease your hands to press the dough into the desired shape. Sprinkle each piece of pressed dough with 1 tablespoon of za'atar and 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until crispy. Serve hot. Pin It Now!

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