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Lebanese Zaatar Rolls

June 6, 2016

As most of you already know, I will be going live on The Feed Feed’s Snapchat (@thefeedfeed) on Monday, June 13th (Time to be announced later on Instagram). I decided to make something that gives homage to Lebanon with a twist! Zaatar or Thyme is a popular herb mixture commonly used in the Lebanese cuisine. It is made of a blend of herbs, thyme, summac, salt and toasted sesame seeds.

They are super easy and will fill your home with delicious aromas!

Check out the recipe below.

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Ingredients for the Dough

  • 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp dry instant yeast
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup water


Start by proofing the yeast: Place the yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water in a bowl, stir and let it bubble up about 15 minutes. Place the flour and salt in a mixer bowl and mix to combine.

Add the oil and mix; add the yeast mixture and mix; add the water and mix until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Add more water if necessary if the dough is too dry or stiff. Transfer to a bowl, cover with oil  and place in a cupboard for a couple of hours for the dough to double in size.

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Ingredients for the Zaatar Paste

  •  1/2 cup zaatar mix
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or more)


Mix zaatar with olive oil until it turns into a paste, if needed add more olive oil.

Roll out the dough onto a floured surface. Spread the zaatar paste, roll it and cut the rolls evenly. You can make them as thick as you like.

Place them side by side in a pan ( greased in a little bit of oil) and bake at 190 degrees Celsius for around 20 minutes (until golden)

Serve them with Labneh, Cheese, hummus, or vegetables.

They are absolutely delicious

Pinch of Love,


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