We had zatar pull apart bread for dinner last week. We had to keep reminding ourselves that if we ate the whole loaf, it would be like eating two whole pizzas. So we controlled our appetites and ate half. I’m sure most of you saw my post last week on zatar and the insider’s guide on how to make it. This week I’ve slathered it on dough to bake into a delicious loaf of bread. We love zatar with yogurt and as I’m sure you can imagine, this zatar pull apart bread goes great with tomatoes as well. It’s a refreshing meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and we have actually had it for all three!
Zatar pull apart bread
- 1 T yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 1/4 c warm water
- 3 T oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 C+ of flour
- Combine yeast and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour warm water over and stir. Allow to rest for 5 minutes to allow yeast to proof.
- Add in oil and salt and 3 c of flour. Mix well.
- Continue adding more flour (1/4 c at a time) and mixing in between each addition until dough is barely tacky to the touch.
- Roll out into a 17"x11" rectangle and cut into 10 sections.
- Spread zatar evenly across dough and then fold each rectangle in half (lengthwise) and place in a greased loaf pan (5 1/4" x 9" inside dimensions), folded side down.
- Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until golden on top.
- Serve plain or with yogurt.