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Prepare time:30 min
Passive time: 1 hr 30 min
Bake time: 20 min
Yield: 8 servings

Lagana is the traditional Greek flatbread we bake on Clean Monday, the first day of the Great Lent that leads to Easter. This is a quick & easy to follow recipe for a delicious, fluffy and full of flavors Clean Monday’s bread.

Ingredients

  • 300 g all purpose flour
  • 100 g whole wheat flour
  • 5 g dry instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200 ml warm water
  • 50 ml dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

1
In a large mixing bowl combine the two flours and yeast.
Add olive oil, oregano, garlic, salt, wine and water.

2
Mix until the sides of your bowl are clean.
Knead for about 10 min until you have a smooth dough.

3
Put it in an oiled bowl & cover with plastic.
Allow to rise for 1 hour in a warm spot.

4
Gently deflate the dough and give an oval shape.
Transfer to a well floured baking tray.

5
Dissolve 1tsp sugar in 50ml of water and brush the flatbread.
Sprinkle generously with sesame seeds.

6
Let rise for another 30min. Then prick the whole surface with a fork.

7
Bake in a preheated oven, at 220⁰C / 425⁰F for 15 to 20min.
Enjoy!

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