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Manakish manakeesh


The "Pizza" of the Levant
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Manakish


Za'atar mixture

  • 3 Tbsp Za'atar
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 14 Tbsp Olive oil


  • Prepare the dough according to the recipe and let it rise covered for 60 - 90 minutes. (but do not bake yet, just prepare the dough!)
  • Mix the Za'atar with the olive oil and the chopped onion to a liquid dip.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, pluck it into a number of equal-sized pieces and form them into small balls. Then let it rest under a damp kitchen towel for another 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 250 °C / 482 °F top and bottom heat. (If you have a pizza stone, preheat it on the bottom shelf)
  • Line baking trays with baking paper. Or use a pizza stone.
  • Roll out the dough balls with a rolling pin and carefully press several small hollows into the dough with your fingertips.
  • Spread the dough thinly with the Zatar oil mixture.
  • Bake the Manakish for about 4 - 5 minutes in the lower part of the oven.
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