Lagana is a sesame bread traditionally prepared for Clean Monday that marks the beginning of Orthodox Lent. Prepared without leaven, its crumb is very light and its shape often oval.
- 750 g flour
- 2 sachets of dry yeast
- 7.5 cl olive oil
- 1 glass lukewarm water
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- sesame seeds for sprinkling
- 1 sieve
- 1 big bowl or salad bowl
- baking paper
- oven dish
In a bowl, sift the flour, pour the yeast with sugar and stir.
Make a bucket in the middle of the basin, and then add the olive oil and then slowly, the warm water, the salt, kneading until you have a soft and supple dough.
Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Cover it and allow it to double in volume for ½ hour.
Preheat the oven to 170-180 degrees on the resistors and lay the paper on the oven dish.
Make a single lagana or divide the dough into two. Give it an oval or rectangle shape in half a finger thickness so when it is baked it will become the thickness of one.
Push with your fingertips all over the surface of the lagana. Dissolve in a glass of a little sugar-bag and spread the whole surface of the lag and sow lots of sesame seeds to stick.
Bake for 45 minutes until it is browned and dried.