Choose section to search
Type to search
Recipe Book
Recipe Category / Breads and Pastries

Greek Sesame Flatbread - Lagana

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Vegan Diet

    Diet based on vegetables, legumes and green leaves. It excludes foods such as meat, fish, mollusks, dairy products, eggs, honey and their by-products.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Method

In case we don't have a mixer

  • In a bowl add the water, the yeast, the sugar, and whisk well.
  • Set it aside for 15-20 minutes until the yeast is activated.
  • Once the 15 minutes pass, add the flour, the salt, and the oil into the bowl and mix with your hands until the dough is homogenized.
  • Do not add the salt from the beginning as it will "kill" the yeast.
  • Add a little oil into a bowl and flour your hands.
  • Add the dough into the bowl and cover it with plastic wrap.
  • Set it aside to rest for 30-45 minutes.
  • Wet your hands with a little water and knead the dough into the bowl for 1-2 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let it double in volume for 1- 1 1/2 hour.
  • You can either make 2 thin flatbreads or a fluffier one!
  • If you make one fluffy flatbread, the baking time will be 20-25 minutes. For the crispy ones, it will be 10-15 minutes.
  • Punch down the dough and divide it in to 2 equal halves.
  • Lay out a sheet of parchment paper on to a working surface.
  • Add your dough, dust with some flour and roll out. If it is too difficult to roll out, dust with some more flour.
  • Roll out to any size or shape you like.
  • Transfer to a baking pan along with the parchment. Simply lift the edges of the parchment and transfer.
  • Repeat the exact same process for the other half of the dough.
  • To make the coating, combine the water and sugar in a small bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Brush coating over both flatbreads and sprinkle with a generous amount of sesame seeds over the top.
  • Set them aside for 20-30 minutes, so they can rise again.
  • Preheat oven to 220* C (446* F) Fan.
  • When they have risen, use your index finger to make indentations all over the dough. This gives the “lagana” its characteristic appearance.
  • Drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes. Make sure your oven is properly preheated so that the flatbread can turn out as crunchy as possible.
  • If you make one fluffy flatbread, the baking time will be 20-25 minutes. For the crispy ones, it will be 10-15 minutes.
  • When golden and crunchy, remove from oven and serve it in the traditional Greek manner… with Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip), Potato Garlic Mash and Kalamata olives! 

In case we have a mixer

  • Preheat oven to 220* C (446* F) Fan.
  • Combine the water, yeast and sugar in a mixer’s bowl.
  • Set it aside for 15-20 minutes so the yeast can activate.
  • Add the flour, salt and olive oil.
  • Place bowl on mixing stand and beat for 5-10 minutes using the hook attachment. Begin by beating on low speed and gradually turn up the speed.
  • The more you beat the hard flour, the more soft and elastic your dough will become. If you don’t have a mixer, knead by hand for at least 10 minutes.
  • When ready, remove dough from mixer and transfer to a bowl. Dust your hands with some flour so that the dough won’t stick to them.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 1-2 hours, until it doubles in size.
  • Punch down the dough and divide it in to 2 equal halves.
  • Lay out a sheet of parchment paper on to a working surface.
  • Add your dough, dust with some flour and roll out. If it is too difficult to roll out, dust with some more flour.
  • Roll out to any size or shape you like.
  • Transfer to a baking pan along with the parchment. Simply lift the edges of the parchment and transfer.
  • Repeat the exact same process for the other half of the dough.
  • To make the coating, combine the water and sugar in a small bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Brush coating over both flatbreads and sprinkle with a generous amount of sesame seeds over the top.
  • Set them aside for 20 minutes, so they can rise again.
  • Preheat oven to 220* C (446* F) Fan.
  • When they have risen, use your index finger to make indentations all over the dough. This gives the “lagana” its characteristic appearance.
  • Drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes. Make sure your oven is properly preheated so that the flatbread can turn out as crunchy as possible. 
  • If you make one fluffy flatbread, the baking time will be 20-25 minutes. For the crispy ones, it will be 10-15 minutes.
  • When golden and crunchy, remove from oven and serve it in the traditional Greek manner… with Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip), Potato Garlic Mash and Kalamata olives! 
Rate this recipe You need to login
Rating
Stars 5
(425)
Stars 4
(22)
Stars 3
(3)
Stars 2
(3)
Stars 1
(7)

Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

256
Calories (kcal)
13 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

4.7
Total Fat (g)
7 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

0.8
Saturated Fat (g)
4 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

44.0
Total Carbs (g)
17 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

0.8
Sugars (g)
1 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

8.2
Protein (g)
16 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.1
Fibre (g)
8 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.4
Sodium (g)
23 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

comments powered by Disqus