Mana’eesh bread

Mana’eesh, the iconic Palestinian flatbread topped with a mix of zesty za’atar and olive oil, is easy to make with this recipe. Serve hot from the oven with chopped tomatoes, cucumber and labneh, or pop one in a lunchbox for a more-ish snack.

Makes 10 flatbreads

For the flatbread dough

For the Za’atar mix for topping

Optional topping: 65g grated cheese

  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Mix all the dough ingredients together with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough, and then shape into a ball with your hands.
    Cover the bowl with a tea-towel and allow to rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 10 egg-sized balls and roll out into circles on a floured surface.
  • In a small bowl mix the za’atar and olive oil together. Spoon a generous amount onto the top of each circle of dough and spread it out, leaving the edges clear.
  • For cheese and za’atar mana’eesh, sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  • Prick the surface of each flatbread with a fork a few times to prevent dough from rising.
  • Bake in oven for 10 minutes until the dough is golden.
  • Serve warm on its own, or with a selection of tomatoes, cucumber and labneh.

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