Lagana is a Greek Flatbread traditionally baked for Clean Monday, the first day of the Great Lent. Traditionally, it was prepared unleavened (without the yeast), but leavened lagana is nowadays more common


serves 4-6

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes 

TOTAL TIME: 1 hour


    • 2 cups flour 
    • 1 cup lukewarm water
    • 2 tbsp olive oil 
    • 1 tsp salt 
    • 2 tbsp sugar 
    • 1 tbsp yeast
    • 1 tbsp tahini 
    • 1 cup sesame 
    • 1 cup olives cut in small pieces 


  1. In a bowl, you combine all the ingredients except the olives and sesame. You knead until you form a dough. 
  2. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. 
  3. You knead again and you add the olives. Mix until combined. 
  4. Divide the dough in 6-7 small pieces.
  5. Punch them down and stretch them into oval small flatbreads.
  6. Place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover the dough again and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 380oF.
  8. Pinch the flatbreads with a fork and brush them with a little water and sprinkle it generously with the sesame seeds.
  9. Bake the laganas for 30 minutes, until golden brown.