Saturday, June 18, 2016

Vegan Zaatar Pull Apart Bread

Zaatar is a mix of herbs prepared along with salt and sesame seeds. This spice mix is quite popular in Middle Eastern foods. Zaatar is easily available commercially though its quite easy to make yourself at home. Thyme leaves and Sumac plays an important role for making this aromatic spice mix. Sumac is characterized by deep red berries and sold usually dried and grounded into a coarse powder with a tart, cranberry like flavor. Zaatar is the Arabic name of this spice blend, which is usually used for flavoring else in baking. Zaatar was my favourite and i love this spice mix in anything. Recently i tried out this pull apart bread with this spice mix and completely fell in love with this flavourful bread.

Zaatar pull apart bread rolls

Since i picked Pull Apart breads as theme for this week's blogging marathon i couldnt resist to give a try to this aromatic pull apart bread. This pull apart bread is our recent favourite and everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly having this flaky bread. Served along with salad, this Vegan Zaatar pull apart bread makes an excellent meal or else serve this bread simply with a cup of tea or coffee for your snacks. Whoever loves herbs and sesame seeds in their bread will definitely go crazy if they tastes a bite of this bread. Simple to prepare, this bread will definitely please everyone's tastebuds. Dont forget to give a try to this bread if you have Zaatar at home.

Zaatar Pull Apart Bread, Zaatar bread

3+1/2cups All purpose flour
2tbsp Wheat bran
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1tbsp Sugar (for yeast)
1/4cup Olive oil
1/2tsp Salt
1cup Lukewarm water
5tbsp Zaatar
2tbsp Olive oil (for filling)

In a bowl, mix the yeast with warm water,sugar and salt, let it stand for 5minutes until the yeast turns foamy.

Now take the  the flour,wheat bran in a bowl. Slowly add the olive oil, foamy yeast and knead as a stiff dough.

Dust the dough and knead for 8-10minutes until the dough turns soft and elastic.Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it.

Let it rise in a warm place until the dough gets doubled about 2 hours.

Zaatar Bread, Pull Apart Bread with Zaatar

Divide the dough into 4 equal balls, roll each ball as flat disc, meanwhile mix the zaatar in olive oil as a paste.

Spread enough zaatar mixture over each disc, now arrange each dish one over another, roll tightly as a log.

Slice it as 9 'V'shaped pieces and arrange over a greased baking pan, keep in warm place for 30minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350F, place the pan and bake for 25-30minutes until the crust turns brown.

Enjoy with your cup of tea or coffee.

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Suhaina said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..what a coincidence... I just made a jar of zataar as my hubby is a great fan of it.. I apply in his roti,naan, Yoghurt etc... This roll looks delish and inviting..

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

All I can say is that I am the layers, love the color, and love the zaatar !..simply fantastic.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

I am totally loving those rolls... love zaatar...

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

First time hearing about Zaatar.. great share priya.

Smruti Ashar said... Reply To This Comment

I totally loved the way you presented this bread. All the layers within, with the zatar is fabulous!!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

The shape is fantastic Priya..wish you had a tutorial to show the layers better...

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That is a stunning looking bread Priya. It sounds very flavorful too.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and stunning bread.