Manaeesh ( مناقيش )




(zatar pies)
• Dough

  • 2 ½ cups Flour
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 cup Warm Water 
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Dry Milk or 2 tbsp Plain Yogurt (room temperature)

• Filling Varieties

  • Zatar mixed with olive oil
  • Feta cheese mixed with nigella seeds and dried mint or parsley
  • Spinach and feta cheese
  • Pizza filling ( tomato sauce, cheese, green pepper and black olives )

1. Mix yeast, sugar, and ½ cup warm water in a small bowl. Cover and allow mixture to rise.
2. Mix flour, salt, dry milk, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Make a well in the middle and add oil, yogurt (if used), the rest of the water nd the yeast mixture.
3. Knead until a ball is formed that does not stick to the sides of the bowl. Cover and allow mixture to rise until double in size.
4. Pre-heat oven to 450°
5. Divide dough into egg size pieces.
6. With roller pin flat each ball into a circle.
7. Spread filling on top, and allow it to rest again for 15 minutes.
8. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown .


4 thoughts on “Manaeesh ( مناقيش )

  1. Mace

    There’s a 1/2 cup of water still uncalled for in the directions? Is that mixed in with the dough? nevertheless, Thank you for the recipe!

    • Hi! Thank you so much for being interested in my recipe and for bringing to my attention that I forgot to write down the rest of the amount of water in the recipe! I just edit it right now . Have a good one!

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