Khameer flat bread stacked on a burlap fabric

Khameer bread

Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: Middle East
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 loaves
Calories: 333.3kcal
Author: Amira
One of the many delicious Middle Eastern flat bread. Easy to make and tastes incridibly good.
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  • 2 cups bread flour.
  • 2 Tablespoons dry milk.
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dry yeast.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • 2 Tablespoons oil.
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup warm water.

For the top: ( optional)

  • 1 egg.
  • 2 Tablespoon Za’atar or sesame seeds.


  • Preheat your oven to 550F. Note1
  • In your mixer bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients and mix well with a fork.
  • Add the oil and start mixing, gradually add water until you reach a consistent soft dough, keep kneading for at least 10 minutes.
  • lightly oil the bowl and the dough, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest until doubled in size, will take around an hour depending on your kitchen temperature.
  • Take the dough out, cut into 4 equal parts, shape each part into a ball, cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll each ball into a circle no more than 1/4 inch thickness, cover and let it set until you finish the rest of the balls.
  • On your cooling rack, carefully flip the pitas on the other side so the face that was on the counter is now facing up. Note2
  • Brush with egg and sprinkle some sesame seeds or Za’atar in top.
  • Open the oven door carefully trying to put your face away from the heat of the oven, bring the middle rack of your oven out a little and place the cooling rack with the pita on it. Push the oven rack in and close the oven door.
  • Bake for about 2-3 minutes until it puffs nicely and the top is little browned. Note3
  • Take it out of the oven and with a spatula take the pita off the cooling rack and let it cool completely.
  • Give your oven 2-3 minutes to get back to the high temperature before placing the next pita in.
  • When the pitas are completely cooled, store n a zip lock bag.


Note1: I've set my oven on the highest temperature and let it preheat for almost an hour to ensure high temperature. I have an old oven that needs time to heat up.
Note2: If you do not have a cooling rack, place the Khmeer directly on your oven rack. 
Note3: After almost 2 minutes your khameer should be nicely puffed and ballooned, you can turn on your broiler for like 20-30 seconds to brown the top or leave for another minutes to brown all over.
Serve with:
This bread works great with almost anything like this shakshuka for breakfast or to scoop up all the delicious sauce in this Moroccan meatballs.
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Calories: 333.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 58.6g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 50.3mg | Sodium: 798.5mg | Potassium: 166.2mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 8g

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