Za'atar Flatbread
Chewy, fluffy flatbread, soused with olive oil and za'atar, a middle eastern spice blend.
  • 2½ cups (375g) plain flour
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1¼ cups (310ml) warm water
  • 2½ tbsp za'atar spice mix
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  1. Place all the ingredients for the dough into a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Work the dough on a low speed for about 5 minutes, or until it begins to climb the dough hook, and look very elastic. It is a wet dough, and will not ball together.
  2. Cover the dough with cling wrap or a tea towel, and place in a non-draft spot for anything from 30 minutes to two hours - as long as the dough has increased in size by at least half, it will work fine, though the longer the better.
  3. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400F/200C and line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
  4. You can either tip the dough straight into the tray and and push it out to the edges to make one large flat bread, or divide it into three or four smaller breads.
  5. Mix the za'atar and oil together and pour over the bread in the tray. Use your fingers to spread the spice mixture evenly over the dough, pressing in with your fingertips to make little wells and indentations.
  6. Place the dough into the oven, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the dough is risen and golden brown. Leave to cool slightly before serving, either as a side dish, or as the meal in itself.
Recipe by The Sugar Hit at