Pitta with zataar

    2 hours 15 min

    Zaatar is a middle Eastern spice blend with thyme and sesame. It makes a plain pitta taste amazing!

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    Serves: 30 

    • 3 tablespoons dried active yeast
    • 775ml warm water
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1 to 1.2kg flour (half plain, half wholemeal)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • zataar, to taste
    • extra virgin olive oil, to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr25min rising  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

    1. In a bowl combine the yeast, water and sugar and set aside for 10 minutes, until frothy.
    2. Gradually add flour and salt, mixing well after each addition. Add more water or flour to make a smooth and elastic, but not sticky dough.
    3. Shape dough into egg-sized balls and place generously spaced on two or three floured baking trays. Cover with a moist tea towel and let rise for 1 hour.
    4. In a bowl whisk together enough zataar and olive oil to make a paste.
    5. With your hands, flatten each dough ball, so it is thinner in the middle, than on the sides. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons zataar over each middle and set aside to rise for another 10 to 15 minutes.
    6. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    7. Brush the edges of the flat breads with olive oil.
    8. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
    9. If pitta is too dry after baking, drizzle with some more olive oil.

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