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A wooden plate of garlic topped Lebanese talami bread.
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Garlic Topping for Talami / Talame Bread

Coat the top of your talami loaf with this before baking to make a delicious Lebanese style garlic bread.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 8 people
Author: The Elegant Economist


  • 1 Tbsp prepared toum you can omit and substitute with more olive oil if you don't have any on hand
  • 1 Tbsp good olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder I like the roasted garlic powder from the Spice House
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  • Combine ingredients together. Once your bread has proofed for the first time, evenly coat the top of the bread with the mixture using your hands. Afterwards, use your fingertips to make divots in the dough before baking (see talami recipe).