5-ingredient manakish (Lebanese flatbreads)

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Ruby Goss

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
15
min.
Preparation
8
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-4+
1 tsp active dry yeast
150 ml water (warm)
250 g flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
6 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp Za'atar
150 g halloumi
lemon (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 2 bowls
  • large bowl
  • plastic wrap
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • kitchen towel
  • box grater
  • oven

Nutrition per serving

Cal
578
Protein
17 g
Fat
36 g
Carb
48 g
  • Step 1/3

    Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add flour, salt, and sugar to a bowl. Make a well and add yeast mixture, followed by one third of the olive oil. Work into a dough using your hands and knead for 5 min. until elastic. The dough should spring back when poked with your finger. Form dough into a ball, place in a large bowl, oil the top, and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside somewhere warm for 1 hr.
    • 1 tsp active dry yeast
    • 150 ml water (warm)
    • 250 g flour
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 bowls
    • large bowl
    • plastic wrap

    Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add flour, salt, and sugar to a bowl. Make a well and add yeast mixture, followed by one third of the olive oil. Work into a dough using your hands and knead for 5 min. until elastic. The dough should spring back when poked with your finger. Form dough into a ball, place in a large bowl, oil the top, and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside somewhere warm for 1 hr.

  • Step 2/3

    Once the dough has risen, roll out into a log and divide into 4 equal pieces. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and press out slightly into flatbreads. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise again while you prepare the topping. Mix the Za’atar with remaining olive oil. Grate halloumi on the largest side of a box grater, then add to the Za’atar mixture and mix to combine.
    • 3 tbsp Za'atar
    • 150 g halloumi
    • baking sheet
    • parchment paper
    • kitchen towel
    • box grater

    Once the dough has risen, roll out into a log and divide into 4 equal pieces. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and press out slightly into flatbreads. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise again while you prepare the topping. Mix the Za’atar with remaining olive oil. Grate halloumi on the largest side of a box grater, then add to the Za’atar mixture and mix to combine.

  • Step 3/3

    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Stretch out the flatbreads and dimple the surfaces with your fingertips. Top each generously with the Za’atar-halloumi mixture and drizzle more olive oil, if desired. Transfer to oven and bake for approx. 8 min. Serve immediately with lemon wedges. Enjoy!
    • lemon (for serving)
    • oven

    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Stretch out the flatbreads and dimple the surfaces with your fingertips. Top each generously with the Za’atar-halloumi mixture and drizzle more olive oil, if desired. Transfer to oven and bake for approx. 8 min. Serve immediately with lemon wedges. Enjoy!