I bookmarked this recipe for za'atar bread rolls- spellings also include zaa'tar and zatar- as I thought it would be a good entry for Alphabakes when z came up, which it finally did this month. Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend made of oregano, thyme and sumac - sumac is something I've never been able to get hold of in the supermarket so I didn't hold out much hope of finding za'atar, so I ordered some over the internet.
The recipe comes from a blog called Cutchi Kitchen; I halved the quantities and rolled them up rather than twisted them, and left out the milk powder as I didn't have any, but other than that followed the recipe exactly.
Mixing the ingredients in a bowl:
Here's the spice blend
Sprinkling over half the dough
After placing the other piece of dough on top, I cut strips using a pizza wheel and rolled them up.
After baking in the oven:
I ate the bread rolls with some homemade soup. The spice blend didn't have a particularly strong flavour but it was distinctive and went well with the soup.
I'm sending these to Alphabakes, the blog challenge that I co-host with Ros of The More Than Occasional Baker; I am hosting this month and you have until the 25th to send in your z recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org!
I'm also sending this to Bookmarked Recipes, hosted by Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes.