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What is Cheese Manakish?
Cheese Manakish or Cheese Manakeesh is a popular breakfast in the Middle Eastern cuisine. Lebanese Manakish is made with homemade flatbread topped with a variety of choices. Some of these toppings include cheese, zaatar , spinach or beef.
The Dough for Cheese Manakish Recipe:
The dough for this cheese manakish recipe is very easy to prepare. With just 6 ingredients, this manakish dough requires just one bowl with a lid (no stand mixer, though you can use one if you’d like), about 5 minutes of kneading, and 3 hours to rise.
If you don’t have the time to prepare homemade dough, you can use ready-made pizza dough or frozen rolls as an alternative.
The Cheese Topping for Manakish:
In Lebanon we use a mix of special cheese for manakish called “Akkawi cheese” and “Halloumi cheese”, but since it is hard to find in the US, I have been using a mix of Queso Blanco cheese (I find mine at Walmart) with shredded mozzarella, a little butter and a pinch of salt as a delicious alternative!