It is time I share one of my new-found food favorites... Za'atar!
Za'atar is a traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spice blend that is used in countless ways in their cooking. Rubbed onto meat, sprinkled over yogurt, seasoning for salads, stirred into oils, dashed over vegetables...
Though it sounds to me like the name of an 80's video game, it is a combination of dried thyme, sumac, toasted sesame seeds and sea salt. There are several recipes I've found online for making your own. If you're lucky enough to live near a spice store, you can also find it premixed and packaged. Gratefully, my mom gifted me with a bag-full since she's one of those lucky ones.
I threw together these easy breadsticks for the sole purpose of covering them with za'atar and dipping it all in za'atar-spiced oil. The breadsticks are whole grain, with a healthy dose of teff, a high-protein, gluten-free grain from Ethiopia. They've got a crunch on outside and a nice chewy inside.
But the best part is the za'atar!
Introduce your family to some new flavors with these Gluten-Free Za'atar Breadsticks! Tweet this
Gluten Free Za’atar Breadsticks
- 280 grams (about 2 cups) gluten-free all-purpose flour (such as King Arthur flour)
- 70 grams (about 1/2 cup) teff flour
- 2 tablespoons golden flaxmeal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons za'atar
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl until a dough forms. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a breadstick shape, about 6-8 inches in length. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle evenly with za'atar and press spice lightly into dough.
- Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. (Bake 25 more chewier breadsticks and 30 for more crunch.)