Updated: Jun 29, 2020
"Raisin.co.uk researchers surveyed 2,000 Britons to ask what’s been their favourite snack during their time in lockdown." (Metro UK)
Cheese on toast was named "king of snacks" – but for all the vegans out there we have an amazing substitute!
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
Filling and finish:
5 tablespoons zaatar mix
Make the dough:
In a large bowl mix the dough ingredients stirring everything until it comes together to form a shaggy ball. Then knead the dough by hand (or with a dough hook attachment) until it’s smooth and elastic - this will take about 10 minutes (or less if using a stand mixer). Shape dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let it rise until doubled in size, 1-2 hours.
Shape and bake the loaf:
After the dough has risen, punch it down and divide into 4 equal pieces.
Divide one portion of dough into 4 equal pieces. Using a rolling pin, roll each piece into a circle, about 6-7 inches in diameter, and top with about 1 teaspoon filling, spreading it toward the edges. Stack the four circles on top of one another and roll up into a log; pinch seam to seal. Set aside and repeat with remaining portions of dough for a total of 4 logs.
Use a serrated knife and cut each log into 4-5 pieces.
Place the pieces 5cm apart on a well greased baking tray.
Cover loaf with a clean kitchen towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
About 15 minutes before dough has finished rising, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until golden.