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Syrian Manoushi Bread

Cuisine : Middle Eastern Food Recipes

Course : Side Dish

Type : Pizzas & Pastry Recipes

Skill Level : Beginner



  • 355g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 3⁄4 tsp sugar
  • 175 -200 ml blood temperature water
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
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Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour then add the yeast and the salt.

Step 2

Dissolve the sugar in half the water then add it to the flour mixture.

Step 3

Gradually add the remaining water while mixing until the dough comes together and is sticky. You may not need to use the whole amount of water.

Step 4

Add in the olive oil, and with your hands or your stand mixer, knead it until silky smooth.

Step 5

Lightly cover the dough in oil and place into a deep bowl.

Step 6

Cover with stretch film and place it in a warm place to ferment for 2 hours.

Step 7

Flour your work surface and tip the dough and cut into 12 equal pieces.

Step 8

Sprinkle flour on each piece and leave the dough to rest, covered, for 10-15 minutes.

Step 9

Preheat the oven and roll each piece into a 6in. circle.

Step 10

Add the topping of your choice and bake for 7-10 minutes.