In a large mixing bowl combine the yeast with half the amount of the lukewarm water. Add the sugar to activate the yeast and mix well. Then, fold in two tablespoons of flour and allow the dough to rest for 10-15 minutes.
Add the oil and salt and gradually pour in the rest of the lukewarm water while using your hands to knead the dough, until you get a smooth, easy to knead consistency.
Tip: if the dough is too sticky, add a little flour. If it’s too stiff add a little water until you get the desired texture.
Lightly flour the mixing bowl and place the dough inside of it, covering it with a towel. Allow the dough to rise for 30 minutes. In the meantime preheat the oven at a medium temperature and line a baking tray with parchment paper
Lightly flour a clean surface and knead the dough one last time. Divide it into two portions and shape it into circles. Use your fingertips to create little dips in the dough for the toppings to lie comfortably in.
Mix half a cup of tahini with a half a cup of honey. Add a pinch of salt, to taste. Spread on top of the manakish dough.
Tip: consider adding sesame seeds or ground cinnamon to compliment this sweet version.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden and crispy on the outside!