Syrian Manoushi Bread

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 17mins
YIELD: 12 rounds




  • Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the yeast and salt.
  • Dissolve the sugar in the warm water and dribble it into the dry ingredients until they absorb enough to make a sticky dough, how much water is required will entirely depend upon your flour.
  • Mix in the olive oil and use your hands – or the dough hook on your electric mixer – to knead the dough until it is smooth and silky. It will take about 10 minutes.
  • Lightly oil the ball of dough and put it into a bowl.
  • Cover and leave in a warm place to rise for 2 hours, by which time it should have at least doubled in size.
  • Knock the air out of the dough, then tip it out onto a floured work surface. Cut the dough into12 portions, then lightly flour each one and put them on a tray, covered, for another 10 minutes.
  • When ready to cook, roll each portion out to a 15 cm (6 in) circle and cover with the topping of your choice.
  • Bake in a hot oven (450 -500f) until done to your liking.