Za’atar garlic knots are worth more than 10 slices of cakes, they are addictive, full of flavour and so easy to make. Even for a novice bread baker.
By Jehanne Ali
The za’atar garlic knot is worth more than 10 slices of cakes, they are addictive, full of flavour and so easy to make. Even for novice bread baker, this recipe will make you dance with joy. Considering za’atar is not that prevalent here, I have also shared the recipe on how to make za’atar at home using the blend of store bought dried herbs, that will take just 5 minutes or less.
- 2 tbsp dried thyme
- 2 tbsp dried marjoram
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 3 tbsp sumac
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups bread flour
- 85 g unsalted butter
- 1½ tsp instant yeast
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup milk, scaled then cooled
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp oil for greasing the bowl
- 2-3 tbsp za'atar blend
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- Milk for brushing top of bread
- Mix all the inrgedients listed for the bread and using dough hook, knead on stand mixer until soft, elastic dough is formed.
- Alternatively you can also use hands.
- Leave the dough to rise until double in bulk in the bowl greased with oil.
- Once the dough has doubled, punch down the air and divide into small balls.
- Flatten each ball into rectangle then smear one side with za'atar and garlic mince.
- Roll lengthwise then coil to form a knot.
- Preheat the oevn to 200 C and leave the knots to rise again for 20 minutes.
- Bake the knots for 15-18 mins until top is golden.
- Brush top of bread with milk to retain softness.
Jehanne is an enthusiastic baker, food blogger, mother and wife all in one. She swaps her scalpel from her day job as a doctor to kitchen utensils in the evening and creates magical treatment of healthy treats for her family, which she shares in her blog, The Cooking Doctor. She is a firm advocate of healthy eating and always believes that honest and healthy food will steer you clear from the doctors.