Za'atar spiced Khobez/ Khobz (Arabic Flat bread) for #BreadBakers

For this month's #BreadBakers challenge, our host for the month Mireille picked 'Yeasted Flatbread' as the theme. I had this Khobez or Arabic flatbread bookmarked from 'The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian' cookbook by Sally Butcher.

Khobez or Khubz is the most common Arabic word for bread. It is also known as Aish in Egypt and Samoon in Iraq. It comes in different shapes and thicknesses -- make it small and oval and you've got pita bread. It is the same basic recipe or principle -- soft dough, which when toasted, puffs up to form a neat pocket.
Za'atar spiced Khobez/ Khobz (Arabic Flat bread) for #BreadBakers

Za'atar is not traditionally added to the dough, but it definitely adds a lot of flavor and texture. I included the recipe for Zaatar at the end.

Za'atar spiced Khobez/ Khobz (Arabic Flat bread) for #BreadBakers

These flatbreads are made in the oven and they puff them just like pita breads. I made a few in the oven and a few on the stovetop. They are soft and fluffy and are great for sandwich wraps. Here are some ideas for sandwich wrap fillings: Hummus, falafel, lettuce, roasted veggies, guacamole etc. I made a roasted veggie and Gardein chick'n wrap with halloumi cheese.

Za'atar spiced Khobez/ Khobz (Arabic Flat bread) for #BreadBakers
For this month's #BreadBakers challenge, our host for the month Mireille picked 'Yeasted Flatbread' as the theme. I had this Khobez or Arabic flatbread bookmarked from 'The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian' cookbook by Sally Butcher. Khobez or Khubz is the most common Arabic word for bread. It is also ...

Za'atar spiced Khobez/ Khobz (Arabic Flat bread)

Summary

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  • Coursebreads
  • Cuisinearabic
  • Yield5 Flatbreads 5 Flatbreads
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M
  • Passive Time2 hours

Ingredients

All purpose flour
1cup
Whole wheat flour
1cup
Instant Yeast
1¼tsps
Sugar
¼tsp
Salt
½tsp
Olive Oil
1tbsp
Lukewarm Water
½~2/3cups
Zaatar (recipe follows)
1tbsp

Steps

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Start with ½cup of water and add more water 1tbsp at a time till the dough comes together. Mix and knead to make a soft, smooth dough. Transfer the dough into a lightly greased bowl. Cover and set aside to rise for 1~1½hours.
  2. Divide the dough into 5 fist sized piece, or 6~7 smaller pieces and place them on a baking sheet. Cover with a clean dish towel and set aside for 20~30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to the maximum 475~500°F. Place a pizza stone or a lightly greased baking sheet in the oven too. Alternately khobez can also be made on the stovetop.
  4. Roll the dough balls into ¼" thick rounds.
  5. Carefully slide 1 or 2 dough rounds onto the preheated pizza stone or baking stoneand bake for 6 minutes or until khobez puffs up and is light golden in color.
  6. Remove the cooked flatbread and repeat with the remaining dough. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Za'atar spiced Khobez/ Khobz (Arabic Flat bread) for #BreadBakers

Recipe from here.

For this month's #BreadBakers challenge, our host for the month Mireille picked 'Yeasted Flatbread' as the theme. I had this Khobez or Arabic flatbread bookmarked from 'The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian' cookbook by Sally Butcher. Khobez or Khubz is the most common Arabic word for bread. It is also ...

Za'atar:

Summary

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  • Coursecondiments
  • Cuisinearabic
  • Preparation Time5 minutesPT0H5M
  • Total Time5 minutesPT0H5M

Ingredients

Dried Thyme
1tbsp
Sumac
1tsp
Toasted Sesame seeds
1tsp
Kosher Salt
½tsp

Steps

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and store in an airtight container. Use as needed.
Za'atar spiced Khobez/ Khobz (Arabic Flat bread) for #BreadBakers
Za'atar spiced Khobez/ Khobz (Arabic Flat bread) for #BreadBakers

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