Za’atar croissants on a tiled background

Za’atar croissants

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 6

Za'atar-spiced croissants are a popular street food in Beruit. We've given these savoury pastries a delicious cheddar-and-parmesan filling

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal283
  • fat18g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.5g
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  • 350g pack croissant dough (we used Jus-Rol)
  • 50g extra mature cheddar, grated
  • 30g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 2 tbsp za’atar



    This Middle Eastern and Levantine flavouring changes lives once

  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Unroll the croissant dough and use a knife to separate the dough triangles. Scatter all of the cheddar, ¾ of the parmesan and 1½ tbsp of the za’atar over the dough triangles, pressing the mixture in with your hands so that it sticks.

  2. Starting from the base of one triangle, roll the dough upwards towards the narrow point. Bend each end in slightly to form a croissant shape. Repeat with the remaining dough. Put the croissants on the lined baking tray, brush each one with the beaten egg and sprinkle over the remaining parmesan and za’atar. Bake for 15-20 mins until deep golden brown.

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