This feta and sumac flat bread is very easy to make (if you get over any existing fear of making fresh bread!). It's quick and light but has a long lasting after-effect of deliciousness! Great for breakfast, a light lunch or dinner, or even a yummy snack.


1 ¾ cup plain flour
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup warm water
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
100g feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp sumac
2 tbsp chopped mint
¼ cup chopped walnuts
Semolina to dust


Preheat the oven to 230C.

Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a bowl fitted into a stand mixer.

Add the water and half of the olive oil and combine using the paddle attachment on medium speed.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead with your hands until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp tea towel and let stand in a warm place for 30 minutes. (This type of dough doesn’t rise much)

After the 30 minutes are up, turn the dough onto a surface dusted with semolina, and knead it for a minute until it's knocked back into its original size.

Drizzle a pizza pan with some of the remaining olive oil and set aside.

Roll the dough into a thin round pizza like shape and place on the pizza tray.

Mix the sumac with the feta cheese then spread it all over the dough.

Sprinkle with walnuts and mint then drizzle with the remaining olive oil.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

Serve warm.

– Text and photography by Arwa Lootah

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