Ep. 97 – maneesh

Manakish, manaeesh, man’ousheh comes from the Middle East (originally from Lebanon) and is a flat bread similar to pizza. The dough can be covered with thyme, cheese or minced meat. Thyme topping and other spices are called Za’atar.

I used Paul Hollywood’s recipe, which says that for one serving (3 large pieces) you need 500g flour, 360g lukewarm water, 10g salt, 25g caster sugar, 10g dry yeast, 20ml olive oil. Mix well and knead for about 10 minutes. The soft and elastic dough is left to rise for about an hour – until it doubles in volume. Divided into 3 pieces, given the shape of flat circles, placed on top with Za’atar, left for about 20 minutes until the oven heats up well, put in the oven for 15 minutes at 230 degrees.

Za’atar is made from 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds, 2 tablespoons of dried thyme, 1 tablespoon of dried marjoram and 2 tablespoons of half an olive oil. Mixed well.

I made half of the quantity, the flour was 2/3 wholemeal flour (from Kaufland) and 1/3 flour of 650 and I baked for almost half an hour. Yes, in my disaster oven. Which is why they burned lightly on the bottom, but I ate everything. :)))

Paul recommends eating it at breakfast with baba ganoush (the classic eggplant salad); wiki says it goes well with feta cheese and mint or mezze tea (combined plate of olives, hummus, vegetables, meat, etc.).

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