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Easy and very delicious, man’oushe is a traditional Lebanese breakfast of flatbread topped with za’atar (thyme, sumac, salt and sesame seeds).  It’s often served folded into three and filled with chopped tomato, onion and olives.

I made these from a half batch of our pizza base recipe, rolling the dough into four thin small circles, and topping them with a mixture of olive oil and za’atar (which I purchased at the markets from the spice stall).  They were then baked in a hot oven to golden brown.

Small Man ate three of these in one sitting, so it’s definitely something we’ll make again!

Edit: a recipe for za’atar for those who can’t buy it premixed.  This comes from Spice Notes by Ian Hemphill, owner of Herbie’s Spices:

  • 3 tsp dried thyme leaves, crushed but not powdered in a pestle and mortar
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt

Blend all the above together and mix with olive oil before spreading.

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