Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins
Perfect for a Lebanese dinner, the smell of these breads baking will have your mouth watering!
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 1⁄4 cups warm water
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1⁄4 cup thyme leaves, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground sumac
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- For topping, dry roast sesame seeds in a small frying pan for 3 minutes until golden.
- Cool and grind seeds in a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder.
- Add thyme leaves, sumac and salt and combine.
- Combine honey and water in a large bowl.
- Sprinkle with the yeast and stand in a warm place for 5 minutes until foamy.
- Stir in plain flour, salt, oil and 1 cup of the wholemeal flour until combined, then add remaining flour and knead until a stiff dough forms.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 15 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place dough in a large lightly oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat in oil.
- Cover and stand in a warm spot for 2 hours.
- Dough will double in volumne.
- Knock dough down, tip onto lightly floured surface and knead lightly til smooth.
- Divide into 16 portions.
- Roll each portion into a 5cm x 12 cm oval.
- Place them on a baking paper lined tray covered with a tea towel as you work.
- Heat a heavy based frypan over medium heat.
- Brush or spray pan lightly with oil.
- Cook breads, in batches, for 1 minute each side, then place on oven trays.
- Brush breads with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sesame-herb topping.
- Bake in a 200 degree C oven for 5 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
- Serve warm with Lebanese foods.
excellent taste...very light and very simple to make.
this bread was delicious. it's worth making.
These were delicious. I bought a za'atar mix which I sprinkled over the flat breads and they were great. Thanks for posting this recipe.