Thamool is one of my favorite snacks to make
and serve with afternoon tea. This golden disc is buttery bread like snack
filled with black seeds. Black seeds also called black cumin are an important
part of a Muslim diet and we like to add it things when we can and of course
breads are perfect since the pair are a perfect taste in palate heaven. The amount
of water really depends on where you live so be careful when adding it. I am in
a dry climate and usually end up using about 1/4 cup.
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1-1/2 cups flour
2 eggs (white and yolks separated)
2 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons chilled butter
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
1 teaspoon olive oil
1. In a small bowl add yeast, sugar and 2
tablespoons of water; sit aside for 5 minutes until frothy.
2. In a large mixing bowl add flour, egg
yolks, yeast mixture, milk, melted butter and salt. Mix well. Add a little
water at a time until dough consistency is formed. Knead for 5 minutes and form
into a ball. Add olive oil onto hands and cover outside of dough. Place in a
bowl and cover with a damp cloth for 30 minutes.
3. Pre-heat oven to 400F. Add black seed and
chilled butter into dough. Knead into dough and divide into 5 even balls. Cover
with the damp cloth and allow resting for 10 minutes.
4. Shape each piece of dough into rounds the
size of a tea saucer. Place onto non-stick baking pan or mat on a baking sheet.
Brush eggs whites on dough tops. Place into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes