Za'atar Flatbread

For this flatbread, you can either purchase a store-bought pizza dough or use the basic recipe below. A great recipe for getting your whole family involved, you can top these flatbreads with anything you like. Specific measurements for the toppings are not provided, as it is really a matter of choosing fun toppings, chopping them up, and sprinkling them on the flatbread. You can also just use olive oil and the Za'atar to make a simple flatbread, cut it into thin slices and serve as a side accompaniment to any meal.

For the dough:
3 C          All-purpose flour
1 tsp        Salt
2 Tbs       Olive oil
2 Tbs       Sugar
1 1/4 oz   Package Dry Yeast
1 C          Warm water

Topping ideas:
    Za'atar spice blend
    Pine nuts
    Grated cheese
    Red, yellow or orange peppers
    Ground meat or sausage

To make the dough:
  • Combine sugar, water and yeast in a measuring cup.
  • Mix flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
  • Pour yeast mixture and oil in well and stir into dry ingredients until you have a soft dough.
  • If dough is sticky, add a bit more flour.
  • Knead until smooth on a slightly floured surface.
  • Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a towel and let rise until doubled.
  • Punch down and let rest for 10 minutes.
Putting it all together:
  • Preheat the oven to 500℉.
  • Cut the dough ball in to four equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a thin round and place on a baking sheet.
  • Rub a bit of olive oil over the surface of the dough and sprinkle it with Za'atar.
  • Add your toppings.
  • Bake 5-10 minutes, until the flatbread begins to turn a golden brown.
  • Enjoy.