Thyme Pizza (Manouche)

No, I have not successfully fed these to the kids, but who cares? Life’s too short to only eat kid-friendly. I received an exciting present in the mail this week from my Mum in Canada – a Cookbook called “Rose Water & Orange Blossoms” by Maureen Abood. Of course, I got straight to work making recipes. This one is great, and will work with regular pizza dough. All you really need is a nice jar of Za’atar. Luckily I found one at a place quite close to my house, which was a shock because Middle Eastern spices are not exactly in demand here in Gold Coast, Australia. Not sure there are really any spices that are in demand in this part of the world. Tomato sauce shortages would cause riots however.


1 recipe Sourdough pizza crust

4-5 Tablespoons Za’atar

1/3 cup olive oil


Preheat oven to 400C.

Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick. Use a large cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Or alternately, shape pizzas by hand into desired size.

Combine Za’atar with olive oil and stir well. Use a spoon to paint the tops of your pizzas with the spice/oil mixture.

Place pizzas on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and bake for 8-12 minutes. Enjoy with some strained yogurt or tzatziki.

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