Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ka'ak Al Somsom Wal zatar (Sesame seeds & Zaatar Rings)

Recipe by:zainab

This is my entry for bbd #10 - breakfast breads hosted by Baking a Sweet Life .


4 cups white flour.
2 cups whole wheat flour.
3 teaspoons yeast.
2 Tablespoons sugar.
1 teaspoon Salt.
2 Tablespoons butter.
2 Tablespoons olive oil.
1/2 cup Zaatar.
2 1/2 cups water.
8 Tablespoons dry milk.
1 small egg.

For Topping:

Sesame Seeds.
Milk or egg white.

1)place all ingredients in the bowl of mixer ,beat 10 minutes to make a soft dough.

2)Cover and let rise for 60 minutes.

3)Divide dough into 16 pieces; shape each piece into a ball, take one piece of dough and roll it out into a finger shape about 10 inches long , join the ends together.


4) place the rings on a baking sheet , brush the top with milk , sprinkle with sesame seeds.


5) Cover and let rise for 15-20 minutes.

6)Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.




Chef Jeena said...

Zainab this recipe looks fantastic. I love sesame seeds sprinkled on bread. These look lovely with the wholemeal flour. :-)

Dori said...

This is a great looking and healthy bread!

Anonymous said...

I just checked your blog out, very interesting! I'm looking forward to trying some of your recipes out, they look so delicious!

Thistlemoon said...

This looks really great! I am just getting into baking bread, and I love za'atar, so this is one I will need to try!

Anonymous said...

This looks great! I've seen some similar items in some of our local Greek stores and bakeries, but of course they wouldn't use zaatar. It would probably be just thyme or something like that. I love zaatar, so I'll have to give this a try!

Cynthia said...

You are really great at baking.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi again, there is something waiting for you at my blog. :-D

Shubha Ravikoti said...

This looks fantastic...

Meedo and Zainab I wanted to ask u... if u can suggest me a nice vegetarian rice and gravy variety from ur recipes... I want to make a full middle eastern dinner for my guests...:)

Also can u tell me where can i get the shredded pastry sheets?

Anonymous said...

this bread looks great - I love za'atar.
Just discovered your blog too and am adding it to my reader - a great find for me today.

Arabic Bites said...

Thank you for dropping by,again thanks for passing the award/poem to us ,It was a pleasure to get to know you.

Thanks..try them out.

Mariana & Chennette,
Welcome & keep visiting.

Do try this recipe & don't forget to tell me what you think.

Fearless Kitchen,
Thanks for visiting & these are worthy to try.

Thank you,you're so sweet.

I emailed you all the information :)


Noor said...

Asalam Alaykum, I just love this blog more then ever. I actually have you on my toolbar and visit at least once a day. You all post the food that I love so much. inshallah I get can to your level one day with mine :)...

WOW I always wanted to make home made bagels. I like the JennDZ am just getting into baking. Although my husband swears I have a plan to make him fat, lol..

Anonymous said...

Zaatar is one of my favorite spice blends to work with... Glad to find another use for it !

NKP said...

Your rings look great. I have never tried zaatar before, I'll have to keep an eye out for it. I also love the beautiful turquoise cloth they are sitting in.

Anonymous said...

We love zaatar around here and these look like a wonderful way to enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

That looks so good. I love za'atar and this is an amazing way to use it.

zorra said...

Yummie, I would like to sit on your breakfast table. :-)

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

I saw this bread at the BBD roundup. I have never tasted Zaatar, though I keep reading about it.
But the rings look very good. I'll try them without the spice.

Anonymous said...

Looks great.. I will definitely try this out.. Thanks for the recipe ;)
Mary from Cooking Recipe Videos

Arabic Bites said...

Noor,jude,Natashya,Susan,George... Thank you all for your nice comments.

You're more than welcome to sit on my breakfast table ;)

Do try them I'm sure you'll love them & give it a try with Zaatar you'll addicted it.
here my recipe for Homemade Zaatar.

Thank you for stopping by.

zainab :)

Cherine said...

Will definitely try this soon! Love it :)

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