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Wild Thyme Pie
Man'oushé bi-za'tar

This is the traditional way of preparing a man'oushé. I prefer to use the combination of olive and vegetable oil for a lighter pie that is easily digested.

60 g (4oz - 1/2 cup) of wild thyme mixture
120 ml (4 fl oz - 1/2 cup) of oil (olive and vegetable)
Yield 4 pies.

Start with the dough. Divide into 4 equal pieces.

1. Blend the wild thyme mixture with the combination of both olive and vegetable oil in a bowl. This mixture should have a cream-like consistency.

2. Spread the za'tar with the tip of a spoon on the prepared dough. For an even texture, use your fingertips.

3. If using the hot griddle or convex disk, let the dough form small bubbles before spreading the topping. The time of cooking depends on source of heat 3 to 5 minutes should be enough.

4. If the cooking method to be used is the conventional cooking oven, preheat the oven to 200 oC (400 oF – Gas mark 6) Bake for 7 to 10 minutes.

5. Serve the pies hot.

Toppings for the man'oushé can include fresh mint leaves, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickles or olives, some even prefer to add a tablespoon of strained yogurt (labneh) to their man'oushé.



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