Lebanese Thyme Bread

"Enjoy a Middle Eastern snack with this recipe for a tasty flat bread, flavoured with thyme and sesame seeds."
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Ready In:
3hrs 30mins




  • In a small bowl, mix together the yeast sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of the warm water and set aside.
  • Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add in the salt. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the yeast mixture and the remaining warm water.
  • Knead together until the mixture forms a stiff dough.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 10-15 minutes, adding in a tablespoon of olive oil to the dough to soften it.
  • Wash and dry the mixing bowl and rub with a little of the olive oil. Return the dough to the ball and roll it around the bowl until well oiled. Cover with a clean cloth and set aside in a warm place to rise for 2 hours.
  • Knead the dough again, then divide it into 10 portions.
  • Roll each dough portion between your palms until smooth and round.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out each portion into a circle. Cover the dough circles and set aside for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F Place 2 large baking sheets in the oven to heat up.
  • Brush the tops of each dough circle with a little of the olive oil. Mix the remaining olive oil with the thyme, marjoram and sesame seeds and spread the mixture evenly over the surface of each dough circle.
  • Slide the dough circles onto the hot baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove and cool. Serve.

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  1. Very nice texture and flavor.


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