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Old City Jerusalem Bread (Vegan), sesame seeds, brass tray

Old City Jerusalem Bread (Vegan)

Jerusalem bread, is made to be shared. Take turns ripping off hunks and dipping them in fragrant, salty Za'atar. 

Course Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 People



  1. In a large bowl dissolve your sugar into the warm water and stir in the yeast. 

  2. Allow the yeast mixture to sit for ten minutes. Add the salt, yohurt and oil and give it a good stir. 

  3. Whisk in 1 1/2 cups of flour. Now slowly stir in the remaining flour stopping when your dough has become a soft ball. Knead your bread for 8 minutes on a floured board until a smooth elastic ball has formed. 

  4. Place the ball of dough in an oiled bowl and let sit covered with a damp cloth one hour or until doubled in bulk. 

  5. Turn your oven to 475 Fahrenheit. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment. 

    Up end the dough onto a cutting board and cut your dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a snake about 12-15 inches long and form an oval.  

  6. Brush each bread with warm water and generously sprinkle on your sesame seeds. It is important to do this now so you don't deflate the rings after they rise.  

    Let rise 20 minutes

  7. Place in the hot oven and bake 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven when they are golden brown.