Savory Zaatar Biscuits

Bascote Zaatar


Preparation info

  • Makes


    biscuits, depending on size
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

A savory biscuit with a flaky bite: very addicting, especially with a cup of shay bil maramiya (sage-scented tea). Fresh zaatar—a wild-growing thyme typical of Palestine and the Levant— has become expensive and hard to come by in Gaza, since the uncultivated hills where it grows are now largely inaccessible due to the Israeli “no-go” zone along the border.

This recipe is from Laila’s mother’s friend Yosra, may she rest in peace. She wo