Sourdough Mannaeesh

Recipe by Donna M.
READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
YIELD: 10 Puffs




  • Measure starter into large mixing bowl.
  • Add salt and sugar to the warm water and stir briefly to dissolve.
  • Add this mixture to the starter and mix well.
  • Add flour, 1 cup at a time, stirring until it is too stiff to mix by hand.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead in remaining flour until dough is satiny.
  • Divide into 10 equal balls.
  • Roll the balls into flat rounds about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Proof the rounds, covered, at 85 degrees F for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Mix the olive oil, thyme, marjoram, and sesame seeds together and spread some on the surface of each round.
  • Preheat the oven and the baking sheet to 450 degrees F and using a large spatula, slide the rounds onto the heated baking sheet one at a time.
  • Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until the rounds puff up suddenly, forming a central cavity.
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • NOTE: This recipe can be halved and made in the bread machine on the dough cycle.
  • Shape and bake as above.