Jul 03 2009

Pizza Lubnaniyaa- Also known as Lebanese Pizza

Published by at 12:23 am under Arabic cuisine,Recipes,Republished

For the last dish in our tribute to Arabic dishes I wanted to add “Pizza Lubnaniyya” meaning ( Lebanese pizza) that uses Za’atar a complex and delicious Middle Eastern condiment (see photo below)

What you need:

DOUGH:
For this recipe you will only use 1/2 of basic dough recipe:
(Follow basic dough recipe, but knead the bread with a little oil, let rise only two hours.)

What you need:
1 package of yeast
6 cups of flour
1 table spoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
2 cups of warm water

What you need to do:

1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
2. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a large depression in the center of the flour.
3. Combine remaining flour, water and yeast mixture and pour into the depression.
4. Mix the flour with the mixture and worth into dough. Knead until smooth.
5. Cover the dough with a towel and let rise until the dough doubles in size, approximately 2 – 4 hours.
6. Pull off dough portions the size of an orange and form into balls.
7. cover and let rise for 1/2 hour.
8. Roll into circles about 1/4″ thick and let rise for another 1/2 hour.
9. Place dough on racks in an oven preheated to 475 degrees.
10. When the dough rises into a mound, place under a broiler for a few seconds until it is browned.
11. Let cool and place in plastic bags to refrigerate(if needed)
but instead you will use this as a base for your pizza!

NEXT STEP:

Sauce:
8 medium cloves of Garlic
6 small tomatoes, chopped fine.
salt and pepper to taste.
Za’atar, without sesame seed
mushrooms, chopped
4 tablespoons of ketchup
6 to 8 slices of deli ham
4 to 5 sliced cocktail (or regular sized) hot dogs
1/4 1 pound gruyere cheese, (provolone may be substituted)

Za'atar

A photo of Za'atar - a Middle Eastern condiment

What you need to do:

1. Pound the garlic with salt.
2. Mix the tomatoes, pepper, za’atar, salt and mushrooms.
3. Place risen dough in a greased pan.
4. Spread the tomato mixture on top of the dough.
5. Place in an oven at 350 degrees until the mixture is dried.
6. Remove from the oven and add the rest of the topping ingredients.
7. Place back in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the dough is golden brown.

After that you are good to go, to enjoy and authentic Lebanese Pizza.

If it works for you, and you enjoy it please let us know!

photo by Sjschen

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One Response to “Pizza Lubnaniyaa- Also known as Lebanese Pizza”

  1. OysterCultureon 03 Jul 2009 at 3:00 pm

    This dish sounds lovely, I'd like to give it a try!

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