A savory Middle Eastern spice mix, zaatar typically includes sesame seeds, thyme, marjoram, and sumac
When you don’t have time to bake your own bread, combine olive oil and zaatar, then use on store-bought lavash or pocket bread.
MAKES 2 breads (14 oz. each) TIME 1 1/2 hours
- 2¼ tsp. (1 package) active dry yeast
- 4½ tbsp. olive oil, divided, plus more for dunking
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- About 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup zaatar, plus more for dunking (buy at well-stocked grocery stores or at worldspice.com)
1. Sprinkle yeast into the bowl of a stand mixer and pour 1½ cups warm (110°) water on top. Let stand until yeast is softened, about 5 minutes. Add 3 tbsp. oil, the whole-wheat flour, 2¾ cups all-purpose flour, and the salt. Mix with a dough hook to blend, then beat on medium speed, gradually adding about 1/4 cup more all-purpose flour until dough is smooth, stretchy, and only slightly tacky, 10 to 12 minutes.