Za'atar Manakish

Hi
Zaatar Manakish is a Yeasted flat bread very famous in the streets of Lebanon, Syria and Jordon too. Zaatar is the topping used. The other toppings may be cheese and ground meat too. Za'atar is generally prepared using ground dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, or some combination thereof, mixed with toasted sesame seeds, and salt, though other spices such as sumac might also be added.The base is very similar to that of pizza.Though I haven't seen this spice blend here in Chennai as yet, I am lucky to have my niece in Oman who got it for me. Thank you Yamini:-)
For the final day of this Alphabet Marathon, here comes my Zaatar bread. Thoroughly enjoyed this mega marathon with my fellow Bm members. Thanks Valli!! 

INGREDIENTS
For the Pizza base
All purpose flour      2 cups
Active dry yeast       2 tsp
Warm water              3/4 cup
Sugar                        1/2 tsp
Salt                           1 tsp
Olive oil                     1 tbsp
FOR THE TOPPING
Zaatar mix                   2 tbsps
Olive oil                       4 tbsps

PREPARATION
Add sugar and yeast to 1/2 cup of luke warm water and let it rest for 10 minutes to froth up.
Place the flour and salt in the processor and pulse for few minutes
Now add the yeast water mix and run the processor. Add more water only if necessary
Run the processor till everything comes together
Transfer this to a bowl, add oil and knead it for another5 minutes to get a smooth pliable dough
Cover it and let it rest for 1 hr for it to bouble
Take it out and punch it down a little
Pinch 6 balls from this
Roll each into a flat dics 1/4 " in thickness. Cover it and let it rest again for 15 minutes
Now make a mixture of the spice mix and olive oil.mix well
Take out the rolled dough, prick all over with a fork and spread the Zaater mixture on it evenly
Preheat the oven to 220C
Bake it in hot over for 10-12 minutes
Delicious Zaatar flat breads are ready!!




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