Hey there! If you're looking for a tasty treat, why not try these yummy Za'atar Flatbreads? They're inspired by the delicious bread in Palestinian, Arab, and Jewish bakeries. These flatbreads are perfect for soaking up chicken sauce or dipping in labneh. Trust us, they're best when they're hot and fresh! Give them a try, and let us know what you think!
- 3½ cups bread flour, plus more if necessary
- 1½ tsp fine sea salt
- 1¼ tsp instant (rapid-rise) yeast
- 2 tbsp plus ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for oiling the bowl
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 cup warm water
- ½ cup USimplySeason Zaatar spice blend
- To make the dough, use a stand mixer with a dough hook to mix flour, salt, yeast, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, honey, and water. Start with medium-low speed until the dough is smooth and slightly tacky but not sticky. Next, set the speed to medium-high and knead the dough for 4 to 5 minutes. If necessary, add more flour by the tablespoon and continue to knead. After kneading, cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest in a warm place for an hour.
- Set the oven to 500°F or 550°F, and prepare six 10 x 10-inch parchment paper pieces. Place a pizza stone, a heavy baking sheet, or a cast-iron skillet in the oven. Whisk together the remaining olive oil and za'atar in a small bowl.
- Cover the dough on a floured surface once it doubles in size. Divide the dough into six equal sections and shape each into a ball. Tuck in the ends and gently pinch them to form a round shape. Allow the balls to rest for five minutes before rolling them and covering them with a towel. Lightly flour the work surface once again.
- On parchment paper, place a dough round, spoon 1½ to 2 tablespoons of za'atar mixture on top, and spread it using the back of a spoon, leaving a ½-inch border around the edges.
- Place the parchment paper-covered flatbread on the heated baking sheet and bake until golden and puffy, about 6 to 7 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough and za'atar.
- For best results, serve the flatbread warm or the next day. If you plan to serve them the next day, reheat them for 6 to 7 minutes in a 300°F oven. Za'atar flatbreads can be frozen tightly for up to 3 months.