Lebanese Zaatar (Za'atar) Bread Recipe
|Lebanese Zaatar (Za'atar) Bread|
Traditional Lebanese bread. Crispy, flaky cracker like bread infused with fresh za'atar (similar to oregano). You can substitute oregano for za'atar, but use less. May place under broiler to brown tops.
Prep 30 m | Cook 25 m | Ready In 55 m
5 m 40 servings 266 cals
3 cups warm water
1 (.25 ounce) package yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
8 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour, or more if needed
2 cups olive oil
1 cup corn oil
2 cups fresh za'atar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix water, yeast, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, olive oil, and corn oil; mix using your hands, adding more whole wheat flour if needed, until dough holds together. Mix za'atar into dough until evenly incorporated (see notes).
Shape dough, about 1/4 cup per piece, into rounds on a floured work surface. Arrange rounds on baking sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 25 minutes.
You may substitute fresh oregano for the fresh za'atar, but use less.
If you use the dried spice blend or dried oregano, start with 2 tablespoons; adjust to taste.