Traditional Lebanese bread. Crispy, flaky cracker like bread infused with fresh za'atar (similar to oregano). You can substitute oregano for za'atar, but use less. May place under broiler to brown tops.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
25 mins
55 mins
40 servings


Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix water, yeast, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, olive oil, and corn oil; mix using your hands, adding more whole wheat flour if needed, until dough holds together. Mix za'atar into dough until evenly incorporated (see notes).

  • Shape dough, about 1/4 cup per piece, into rounds on a floured work surface. Arrange rounds on baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You may substitute fresh oregano for the fresh za'atar, but use less.

Editor's Note:

If you use the dried spice blend or dried oregano, start with 2 tablespoons; adjust to taste.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 25.8g 8% DV; fat 16.9g 26% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 61.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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I used dried oregano instead of the za'atar and it turned out great. Very nice flavor and easy to make. Read More