Moroccon Bread with Zaatar

This Moroccon Bread is a recipe passed down for generations and a favorite to make in our kitchen. The bread has a texture similar to that of a square pizza dough and a Middle Eastern pita. It is seasoned with a delicious blend of olive oil and zaatar.




  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sesame seeds or Roots Red Zaatar(optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, pepper, and turmeric.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the warm water, warm milk, and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes, or until the mixture becomes frothy.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the yeast mixture, olive oil, and beaten egg. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  7. Shape the dough into a round loaf, and place it on a baking sheet. Brush the top with a beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds or Roots Red Zaatar (if desired).
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your Moroccan bread!

Moroccon Bread with Zaatar