Zaatar is something every Arab household has. We love to eat it with olive oil and bread and will serve it at every breakfast. On Sundays, my mom would kick it up a notch and make Manaeesh (Man-Na-ee-Shh). They’re basically mini Zaatar Pizzas. My mom made sure to make them every week, and we always had enough for school lunches too. They’re so good and so quick to make. My mom always made them with a basic pizza dough recipe. Now that I have kids, I try to make them quite often as well but I find myself using a shortcut my grandmother taught me. I buy premade frozen dinner roll dough and just let it thaw and rise. It works so well, and it tastes amazing. Give it a try! You could also just use a basic dough recipe too. I’ll post one that I like soon enough!Print
The best part of a Arabic Breakfast have to be Manaeesh. They’re a staple for a reason. Make then even easier using frozen dough. No one will ever know!
- Prep Time: 2 Hours
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Total Time: 2 Hours !0 Minutes
- Category: Bread
18 Pieces Rhodes Dough
2/3 cup Zaatar
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Allow the dough to thaw and rise according to package directions. (This takes a few hours, so plan ahead.)
Flatten each piece of dough onto a sheet pan lined with a silpat or parchment paper. You want to flatten it as you would a mini pizza. Just make sure to make a little edge so the oil doesn’t spill out during baking.
Mix the Zaatar with the olive oil.
Spread a big tbsp of the mixture onto each piece of the flattened dough.
Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!
Keywords: zaatar, zaatar pie, olive oil, bread, arabic breakfast, breakfast