Tuesday 18 February 2014

Za'atar Bread Rolls

 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 alphabakes@gmail.com!

I'm also sending this to Bookmarked Recipes, hosted by Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes.


  1. What a lovely idea. They look super Caroline :)

  2. Great choice for Z! Za'atar must vary a lot depending on supplier - I found even a small amount gave a very strong flavour!

  3. they look very tasty.


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