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Manaeesh Zaatar

Zaatar Manakeesh

Zaatar Manakeesh Recipe offers the perfect dough recipe, zaatar paste recipe, and all the different ways you can enjoy this yummy breakfast!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course bread, Breakfast, dough
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 20 medium sized pies


Zaa'tar Paste



  • In a large bowl stir yeast, sugar and 1 cup warm water.  Allow it to rest to 10 minutes for the yeast to activate where you will see foam form to the surface of the water
  • Add the flour and begin to mix then knead. You can choose use stand mixer.
  • The dough will be sticky at this point.  Slowly add in the oil as you knead until it is well combined and is not as sticky any more.
  • Dough can be used right away or you can let it rest for 30 minutes - up to all day if you have the time
  • Cover the dough with oiled plastic wrap.  Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel, set aside for about ½ hour.
  • Form a 2 inch round ball of dough then spread it using the tips of your fingers to form a circular shape. You an add oil or flour to your hands as you shape. Place the circular shaped dough on a prepared baking sheet and repeat.
  • Bake at 450F for 10-12 minutes.

Zaa'tar Paste

  • Mix the zaa'tar and olive oil together. Spread on the raw dough spread out dough before placing in the oven.


TIPS:  If you want the dough to be thin versus fluffy, add only ½ tablespoons of yeast or even less when you mix with the water and sugar. 
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