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Greek sesame bread – Lagana

Cooking method ,
Difficulty Beginner
Preparation time: 10 min Cooking time: 26 min Ωρα ξεκούρασης: 90 min Total time:: 2 hrs 6 mins
Portions 1
  • 250 grams flour (yellow, strong)
  • 250 grams all-purpose flour
  • 250 grams slightly warm water
  • 25 grams olive oil
  • 15 grams granulated sugar
  • 10 grams salt
  • 9 grams dried yeast (a sachet)
  • sesame (a lot)
  • 20 grams granulated sugar
  • 30 grams yellow flour
  • 75 grams slightly warm water
  1. Put the water, the yeast and the sugar in a mixer's bowl. Mix slightly and wait for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the oil, the 2 kinds of flour and the salt.
  3. Knead, using the hood attachment, for 5-7 minutes, in lowest speed, until the dough doesn't stick around the bowl.
  4. Place the dough on your working surface and knead by hand for 2-3 minutes. Shape it into a round.
  5. Grease a bowl and transfer the dough. Cover the bowl with double plastic wrap and set aside for 75-90 minutes, at room temperature, until it proves.
  6. When ready, grease a baking pan and transfer the dough. Wet your hands and roll out the dough to an oval shape. Don't fuss around for perfection, it's supposed to be rough and rustic.
  7. Make the characteristic holes, by pushing your fingers into the dough.
  8. Mix the ingredients for boulamatsi. Brush coating over the flatbread.
  9. Sprinkle with a generous amount of sesame seeds over the top. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  10. Bake over preheated oven at 200℃ on the resistors, for about 26 minutes, in the middle of the oven.
Keywords: lagana, bread