Lagana (gr. Λαγάνα) is a traditional Greek bread that is made when the great Lent starts, before Easter. Very easy to make!!lagana


  • 1 lbs 5 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Olea EVOO
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • sesame seeds
  • 300 ml warm water (not hot)
  • 1 pack of dry instant yeast


  1. Mix yeast and sugar in a bowl with some of the water. Make sure all the yeast is dissolved and let it set for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the flour in a big bowl, and in the middle pour the yeast mix, water (where previously you have dissolved the salt), olive oil.
  3. Start working the dough with a spatula.
  4. When is well mixed continue working it by pulling it and folding it again. The longer you do it, more fluffy the lagana will be.
  5. Let it rise in a warm environment or in a bread proofing oven for 1 hour or till it doubles in volume.
  6. Split it in 3 parts and spread it with like you do a pizza dough. Put the dough in a well oiled pan, drizzle with olive oil and sesame.
  7. Bake at 392oF for 30 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!!