Za’atar Man’ouche (Lebanese breakfast pita) is another recipe from the cookbook Saffron in the Souks. It’s ridiculously easy to make and tastes delicious. Another keeper from this cookbook and I can’t sing its praises enough. The za’atar man’ouche recipe in the cookbook makes 8 pieces. As it was just the two of us, I halved it and it worked perfectly. (This is reflected in the recipe.)
Za'atar Man'ouche - Lebanese Breakfast Bread
- 1 1/2 | 3 cups all purpose flour extra for dusting
- 1/2 | 1 packet fast-action yeast 2.25 teaspoon per packet
- 1 | 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 | 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 | 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2+ | 1 to 1 1/4 cups water
- 4 | 8 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 | 4 tablespoons za'atar
- 2-3 ounces feta cheese*
- handful mint leaves
- pinch of salt
- Add the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar to a mixing bowl and mix well.**
- Make a well in the center and pour in the oil and most of the water. Mix together until the dough forms (add more water if the dough is too dry). **
- Knead for 6-7 minutes until smooth.**
- Place into an oiled mixing bowl, cover, and leave to rest for 1 hour, in a cool dark spot.
- Divide the dough into 4 | 8 portions. Flatten a portion, sprinkle with flour, and roll into an 8-inch circle.
- Mix the topping ingredients together.
- Heat a non-stick fryingpan over medium high heat and add a circle of dough. Brush liberaly with the za-atar oil. Turn down the heat to medium-low and cook the dough for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes until the bottom is lightly charred and the top is cooked. >>>WATCH THE HEAT CAREFULLY!<<< You will need to constantly adjust.
- Remove from the pan and garnish with feta and the mint leaves and serve immediately.