Saj Bread with Za'atar Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Za'atar

Special Equipment Needed:
- Bowl
- Rolling pin
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast.
2. Add the warm water and olive oil and mix until a dough forms.
3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes.
4. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for 1 hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
6. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
7. Roll out each piece of dough into a thin circle.
8. Place the dough circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
9. Sprinkle the Za'atar over the dough circles.
10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes
Temperature: 450°F
Serving Size: 8 servings

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 150
Fat: 5g
Carbohydrates: 23g
Protein: 3g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- All-purpose flour can be substituted with whole wheat flour.
- Olive oil can be substituted with vegetable oil.
- Za'atar can be substituted with other herbs and spices.

- The dough can be topped with other herbs and spices, such as oregano, thyme, or sumac.
- The dough can be topped with feta cheese or olives.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the water is warm, not hot, when adding it to the dough.
- Knead the dough for at least 5 minutes to ensure a smooth texture.
- Roll the dough out as thin as possible for a crispier texture.

Storage Instructions:
Saj bread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Saj bread can be reheated in a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
Saj bread can be served as an appetizer or snack, or as part of a larger meal.

Saj bread can be garnished with fresh herbs, such as parsley or mint.

Saj bread pairs well with hummus, tzatziki, or other dips.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Saj bread can be served with a side of roasted vegetables, a salad, or a soup.

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.
- If the dough is too dry, add more water.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure the water used to make the dough is clean and safe to drink.
- Wash your hands before handling the dough.

Food History:
Saj bread is a traditional Middle Eastern flatbread that has been around for centuries. It is usually served with a variety of dips and toppings.

Flavor Profiles:
Saj bread has a light, crisp texture and a slightly nutty flavor from the Za'atar.

Serving Suggestions:
Saj bread can be served as an appetizer or snack, or as part of a larger meal.

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Region: Middle Eastern

Taste: Savory, Herby, Tangy, Nutty, Aromatic