Za’atar Manaqish is a great dish as an appetizer, snack or even brunch! It's a Lebanese flatbread with za'atar spice to top it off. Make sure you eat this with yogurt, because since the za'atar is so spicy you need something to balance it out.
1 cup lukewarm water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (one package active dry yeast)
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, more for dusting
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 tablespoons quality Za'atar spice
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a small bowl add water, sugar, and yeast and sit for around 8 minutes.
Mix flour, salt, and olive oil and make a well. Add the yeast mixture in. Knead for 5 minutes and let proof for an hour.
Mix together the za'atar spice and oil.
Cut into 8 small balls and roll out into a circle, 5 inches in diameter. Place on a greased baking sheet and top with a tablespoon of the za'atar topping, bake for 10 minutes.
- The Bored Baker