I am not sure of the correct spelling but Mr. Mouse Trap (MT) tells me this is the phonetic way to spell it. Man-a-eesh. Yeah, something like that. Manaeesh is a dish that his Mama (Lebanese) made him for breakfast on regular occasion growing up. She thinks we are silly for praising this dish because she thinks it is “poor people’s food.” But all the best recipes come from invention from necessity combined with limited resources. Basically this is a dough topped with za’atar that has been combined with olive oil and baked. Za’atar is generally prepared using ground dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, mixed with sesame seeds, salt and sometimes sumac. After the dough is baked it is then served much like pizza. Mr. MT likes to eat it with fresh tomatoes, olives, and coffee.
I thought I would share our pictures from our latest Manaeesh session: Continue reading »