Flat bread

Crisp bread, melted cheese, sweet onions and salty olivesI adore savoury grilled flat breads. In the rest of the world you can find them hot and delicious under different names: focaccia, pita, lavash. I love the hot, flat Middle Eastern breads that are sprinkled with Zaatar. You can buy this citrusy blend of seasonings in Middle Eastern shops or at Whole Foods. This mixture of sesame seeds and sumac berries also contains thyme, oregano, and sometimes marjoram. It is delicious and addictive. 

 
This recipe is easy. It can be made on any grill, or on a Panini press over a medium-high heat. It’s delicious with drinks before dinner, or with dinner and a salad.  
 
Start with one package of prepared pizza dough from a pizzeria or a grocery store. Do not use a mix or those baking-tube doughs. Preheat your grill or Panini press (I used my Panini press) to 350 degrees, or medium-high.
 
Let the dough rise slightly on wax paper or parchment. Work it with lightly-floured hands. Roll or press the dough in a rectangle.
 
Sprinkle lightly with Zaatar
Then sprinkle with a ½ to ¾ cup of crumbled feta
Add ½ cup chopped black olives 
1 sliced, caramelized onion
 
To caramelize the onions, cook them slowly in heavy sauté pan
 
Preheat
 
Fold and seal the dough
Brush lightly with oil or spray with Pam
Grill each side for six minutes, or close the grill and cook total six minutes. I prefer the closed grill method, as it seals the bread and makes a great golden finish.
 
Sprinkle with a small amount of coarse salt and more Zaatar while warm.
 
 
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