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Za'atar Flatbread
Za'atar Flatbread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Resting time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
22 mins

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. 

Course: Baking, Flatbread
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Baking, flatbread, middle eastern flatbread, za'atar
Servings: 4 flatbread
  • All Purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
  • Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Warm Water - as needed to make the dough
  • Olive oil - 3 TBSP
  • Za'atar spice blend - 2 TBSP
To make the dough -
  1. 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.
  2. In a wide bowl, add the flour and the salt. Add the frothy yeast water and start kneading the dough.
  3. Add 1 TBSP of olive oil and continue kneading until you have a soft dough.
  4. 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 -
  1. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down gently and divide it into 4 equal pieces.
  2. Roll each piece into a tight ball and let it sit covered for about 15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the Za'atar spice mixture and 2 TBSP olive oil. Mix well to form a paste
  4. 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.
  5. Roll each ball into a 1/4 inch thick circle, about 6 inches wide.
  6. Using your fingers, spread 1/4 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake the flatbread for about 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown at the edges.
  9. 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.