I’ve made Lahmajoun before which is an Arabic pizza made with ground meat. These Manakeesh pizzas are usually made with Cheese or Zaatar – both are delicious and very easy to put together.
Typically Akawi Cheese is used. It is available in Toronto but a little expensive so I’m using a combination of Mozzarella and Feta as I like to make many of these for my kids and it’s a more affordable option.
The second kind is made with Zaatar and Olive Oil. These pizzas make great appetizers as well.
- 1 tbsp of active Yeast
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 cup warm Water
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 2.5 cups all purpose Flour
- 1 cup Mozzarella
- 1/2 cup crumbled Feta
- Sprinkle of Onion Kalonji or Nigella seeds
- 1/2 cup Zaatar
- 2 -3 tbsps Olive Oil
- Add the yeast, sugar and water together and allow it to froth for about 10-15 mins
- Add the salt, olive oil and the flour and mix well and eventually start to knead
- Add the kneaded dough to an oiled bowl and allow this to rise in a warm dark place till double in size – I usually like to leave it for 2 hours
- After this remove, knead again and cut the dough in half
- Roll out one portion into a circle and add the mozzarella and feta and sprinkle with onion seeds
- For the other half roll it out as well and mix the zaatar and olive oil together and spread over the pizza
- Bake in a preheated oven for about 10 – 15 mins and they are ready to serve!