Snacks for dinner
These may be small in size but they pack a tasty punch, and fortunately this recipe makes a lot.
Whenever I feel like treating my family to something savory and delicious, I make these.
I serve with cheese and a lot of veggies on the side and my family gobbles them up. The dough is wonderful and easy to work with. It’s one of my go-to dough recipes
300 grams flour (2 cups + 2 Tbsp)
1/2 Tbsp dry yeast (6 grams) / 1/3 packet of fresh yeast (16-17 grams)
60 ml oil (1/4 cup)
160 ml warm water (3/4 cup water minus 1 Tbsp)
3/4 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp za’atar
1/2 tsp salt
1. Place the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a mixer, add the oil and water and mix until you get a soft smooth dough. Transfer to a greased bowl and let rise for around 30 minutes. On cold days, let rise for longer, around 45-50 minutes.
2. Roll out the dough to a 30×40 cm rectangle. The dough shouldn’t be super thin. Cut the dough into small squares and wait 10 minutes.
3. Heat 3-4 Tbsp of oil in a pan and fry the squares until golden on both sides. Remove from the pan and let drain on a plate lined with paper towels. They brown really quickly so don’t take your eyes off the pan.
You can serve these as is, which I often do
4. Heat 3-4 Tbsp of oil in a pan and add half of the za’atar and half of the salt. Mix and add half of the squares to the pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes and remove. Repeat with the other half of the dough.