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Sourdough Manoushe

Sourdough Man'oushe

This super simple and delicious flatbread recipe from Ooni ambassador Bryan Ford combines tangy sourdough with classic middle eastern herbs. Topped with Za’atar and olive oil, these simple breads can be enjoyed plain or with any combination of toppings. 

8oz (225g) bread flour
8oz (225g) whole wheat flour
14oz (415g) water
1 tbsp salt
3.5oz (100g) mature sourdough starter / 1tsp instant dried yeast
2 tbsp Za’atar seasoning 
3 tbsp olive oil

For this recipe you’ll need to prepare your dough ahead of time, starting 7 hours before you’re ready to cook the Manoushe

In a large bowl combine the flour, water, salt, and sourdough and mix together with your fingers until a wet dough forms. Transfer the dough to your worktop and knead until smooth. 

Place the dough back in the bowl and cover with a damp tea cloth. Leave to prove at room temperature for 6 hours (If you’re using instant yeast, you’ll only need 2 hours of proving time).

Once your dough has proved, divide the dough into 3 or 4 equal pieces. Shape into balls, cover, and leave to rest for a further 45 minutes. 

Fire up your Ooni pizza oven. Aim for 725°F (400°C) on the stone baking board inside. You can check the temperature of your oven quickly and easily using the Ooni Infrared Thermometer. 

In a bowl, mix together the olive oil and Za'atar seasoning. Set aside.

Using a small amount of flour, dust your Ooni pizza peel. Using your fingers to push the air from the centre to the crust, stretch the dough ball to a small flatbread shape and lay it on your peel. With a large spoon, spread an even layer of the Za’atar mix across the base. 

Slide the Manoushe off the peel and into your Ooni pizza oven, making sure to rotate regularly. Cook for a minute, or until the base is cooked and the edges turn golden brown. 

Once cooked, remove the flatbread from the oven. Finish with your toppings of choice, or keep it simple and serve right away!

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