Za'atar flatbread is a simple flatbread flavored with a Middle Eastern spice blend called the Za'atar which is a mixture of sumac, thyme, oregano, sesame seeds and salt.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Resting time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Baking, Flatbread
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 flatbread
- 1 ½ cup All Purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- Warm Water - as needed to make the dough
- 3 tablespoon Olive oil
- 2 tablespoon Zaatar spice blend
To make the dough -
In a bowl, add the warm water, sugar and active dry yeast and mix well. Let the yeast mixture sit for about 10 minutes or until bubbly and frothy.
In a wide bowl, add the flour and the salt. Add the frothy yeast water and start kneading the dough.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and continue kneading until you have a soft dough.
Cover the dough and let it rest for at least an hour or until double in volume.
To shape and bake the Za'atar Flatbread -
Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down gently and divide it into 4 equal pieces.
Roll each piece into a tight ball and let it sit covered for about 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the Za'atar spice mixture and 2 tablespoon olive oil. Mix well to form a paste
In the meantime, preheat the oven to 425 F and place a pizza stone in the oven when it is preheating. If you don't have a pizza stone, we can just bake it on a baking sheet.
Roll each ball into a ¼ inch thick circle, about 6 inches wide.
Using your fingers, spread ¼ of the Za'atar spice mixture on the surface of the rolled dough. Leave a little border around without the spice. Also make small indentations in the dough when spreading the spice mixture.
Place the prepared dough on a parchment paper to easily slide on to the pizza stone. I was able to place 2 at a time on a piece of parchment.
Bake the flatbread for about 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown at the edges.
Remove from the oven and let it cool a bit and then slice and serve. You could top it with fresh cheese or cucumbers and tomatoes.
Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 5mg