This Middle Eastern bread with the flavourful za’atar spice is an ideal snack. It can be served with a green salad, lab Meh or feta cheese. I was introduced to za’atar when I was suffering from nausea and it cured me. I have been a fan since.
All-purpose flour 3 cups
Yeast 3 tsps
Water 1 cup
Sugar 2 tsps
Olive oil 2 tbsps
Salt 1/2 tsp
Za’atar spice 4 tbsps mixed with 4 tbsps of olive oil
Add the sugar to lukewarm water and sprinkle the yeast on it. Mix and let it stand for 5 minutes.
Mix the salt and olive oil with the flour. Use your fingers to rub in the oil.
Add the yeast mixture and make a dough.
Sprinkle flour on the counter top and knead the dough for 10 minutes.
Transfer the dough into a greased bowl and let it rise for 2 hours. The dough should double in volume.
Punch the dough and make 20 balls. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
Using your fingers punch the dough into flat circular discs. Spread the za’atar and olive oil mix on top.
Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 200 degree C oven.