Manushi (Lebanese flat cakes)

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Manushi (Lebanese flat cakes)

Manushi (Lebanese flat cakes)
4–6 servings

For the dough:

granular dry yeast – 1/2 teaspoon;

sugar – 1 teaspoon;

water – 125 ml;

“Makfa” superior grade wheat flour – 240 grams;

olive oil – 1 tablespoon;


For the za’atar:

dried thyme – 2 tablespoons;

roasted sesame seeds – 1 tablespoon;

sumac – 1 teaspoon;

marjoram – 1 tablespoon;

kumin (jeera) – 1 teaspoon;

olive oil – 2–3 tablespoons.

45 minutes + 1 hour for the dough to rise

Wheat flour

Additional properties For kids


1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water with sugar and leave to prepare for 10 minutes. Sieve the flour into a heap, add a pinch of salt. Make a dent in the middle of the flour heap, pour the yeast and olive oil, and mix the dough. Roll the dough up in a ball and leave in a warm place for 1 hour.

2. Mix all spices for za’atar, add olive oil.

3. Divide the dough into several parts, roll them flat and make a small dent in the middle. Put some za’atar in the middle of the flat cakes and smear the edges of manushi with it.

4. Heat the oven to 200°C and bake manushi for 8–10 minutes until golden. Cool a bit and serve.

Cuisine Middle East cuisine
Dish type Desserts and Baking