The Zaatar croissant is a simple but elegant delight.
Zaatar croissants are offered in every pastry shop in Beirut. Once you have tried one, the plain croissants taste just, well, too plain. There is something irresistible about the slightly pungent, aromatic and nutty zaatar.
We’re proud to share our Zaatar Croissant recipe for all to master and taste!
- 500ml milk
- 100grams Sugar
- 10grams Yeast
- 1 kg flour
- 1 tsp salt
- Melted butter for brushing
- Zaatar paste
- Egg yolk for brushing
- In a large bowl add milk, sugar and yeast. Whisk through.
- Add flour and salt, then kneed through with hands until the dough forms.
- Cut dough into two halves. Dust bench with flour, rolling half out with a pin as shown in the video. Brush with melted butter, folding it 3 times over.
- Wrap the dough with cling wrap and place in the freezer for 30 minutes approx.
- Dust bench with flour. Roll out the chilled dough and cut into 6 large triangles as shown in the video. Tip: Use a pizza or cookie cutter
- Roll out each triangle with a pin and place the Zaatar paste at the wider edge generously. Fold through carefully as shown in the video.
- Place on non-stick baking paper and leave to rise for 25 minutes
- Brush with egg yolk
- Bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes
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