Sunday, July 10, 2011

Zatar Rolls


Zatar is an amazingly versatile Spice mix ,that tastes tangy ,nutty and herby ,making it one of the favorite condiments in Arab cuisine.
The spice mix includes dried thyme, marjoram, oregano, sesame, salt and sumac. The aroma of zatar on fresh baked bread is simply indescribable. To get the best taste ,many in middle east make this spice from scratch. For those of us who can't find the individual ingredients to make the mix ,the middle eastern stores are usually well stocked to purchase this spice mix.

These zesty zatar rolls are perfect for brunch or an evening snack. I adapted the following recipe from Zainab's recipe ,which uses multigrains for a more hearty texture and also has feta cheese sprinkle along with the zatar. I made her recipe simpler by using single whole grain and just zatar stuffing.

Recipe : Zatar Rolls adapted from Arabic Bites
Makes about 6-8 medium rolls
Ingredients
3 cups Whole wheat flour(Fine ground) or Whole wheat pastry flour
1 active dry yeast pack,about 1 1/2 teaspoon
1 tsp sugar
3 tablespoon Olive oil
1 cup warm water
3/4 teaspoon Salt

Method
Prepare the dough
Dissolve the yeast in warm water, stir in the sugar and allow the yeast to get frothy, about 10 minutes.In a large bowl combine the flour with the yeast mixture and olive oil and knead until well combined.Apply some more oil on the sides of the bowl cover and allow to rise until double it size about 3-4 hours
Preheat oven to 350F.
Shape the dough in to a rectangle and sprinkle the Zatar mixture all over ,roll and cut in about 2 inches portion,lay on baking sheet. Keep distance between the rolls,cover and let rise for another 45minutes .
Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned. Serve warm with any dip. Here I prepared a simple avocado and sour cream dip.


48 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy n tasty rolls, nice snack idea

Nithya said...

Lovely snack for the evenings :)

Prathibha said...

That must b a yummy snack wid nice flavor...I m yet 2 try the taste of zatar

Biny Anoop said...

Yas thats looking gud and tempt anyone...love it

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wonderful rolls! Za'atar is a great spice mix.

Cheers,

Rosa

sangeeta said...

Awesome!!
I have never tried Zatar and would love to cook with this spice blend . Share the recipe with exact proportions if you make it. I have fresh oregano growing at home.

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bioten - This is truly fantastic, supportive and informative blog. I like it. Thanks for sharing information.

Mona said...

Yasmeen, I have never tasted zaatar. Your description makes me want to try it inshallah. The dip looks delicious too. How long does it stay good, please share your recipe for it. Jazakallahu Khair.

HGH hormone said...

i tried once Zatar in my life and its really taste nice..plan it for your weekend

Cooking Foodie said...

I have to find some zatar and soon... nice recipe...

deep vats said...

Aha I love generic wellbutrin snacks in breakfast and when the rainy weather i can eat all day

autovit said...

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

Roha said...

Nice recipe..

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Neha said...

Nice recipe.. Looks so tempting...

Mother Rimmy said...

The spice mix makes my mouth water. Wonderful!

anchal said...

nice blog...yummy dishes

aspirin said...

wow this snacks are so yummy
gr8 work

Rahin said...

Yasmeen , havent been here in a long time , definitely missed a lot of goodness, rolls look delicious !

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Zainab said...

hello Roha! you have nice space out here..i love ur zatar rolls.I live in Kuwait and i get to eat zatar in every form be it bread,toast,drinks and even as chips!..I have home grown zatar as well..

masini second said...

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

pagg supplement said...

Wow what a great dish it is zatar rolls, its a great snack idea full of health

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VS said...

Hello Yas
Been really long since I visited your space.

Delicious rolls and it will perfect for a summery picnic.

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Lovely snack and Healthy n tasty rolls, nice snack idea

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Samira said...

Healthy, tasty rolls. I love zatars and this is one nice snack....

Shri said...

Look awesome, Yasmeen!

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Egger haas said...

wow, i will try them and i hope they will work.I never eat anything like that in any restaurant

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Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth said...

Brilliant one. Za'atar is truly an interesting spice mix. Za'atar croissants are also so lovely in flavour. New to your space and glad to follow !

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HCG Hormone Diet said...

Healthy and delicious rolls are never a bad idea! ;)

Kelsey said...

Holy guacamole! these look so adorable and delicious!! <3

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motherrimmy said...

I like that these use whole wheat pastry flour. I find it works better than whole wheat flour in baked goods. Lovely pictures, mouthwatering rolls!

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Now Serving said...

Wow love these!! love the avocado dip too :)

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Yummy! snack i wish to have one right now.

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tasty and healthy! my kids will love these!

DM800 said...

I am feeling its taste.n It is really interesting to enjoy this rolls as snack. I will try out as soon.

luxury pebble beach real estate said...

I've always liked zatar rolls, I find the combination of everything very tasty. Thanks the recipe! I will surely try it. :)

Audra Majocha said...

These looks amazing- as does the avocado dip! I just found and bought some zatar...i was so excited when i found it, and now i am dying to use it. making these would be my chance! thank you!

audra
www.oneloudlemon.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

do you put olive oil in the zatar?

chicago weight loss said...

They look so delicious surely gonna try them yesterday and will let you know my reviews.

accupril said...

Amazing Tasty snack.. I am going to try this in new year 2012

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