Lagana is a Greek flatbread traditionally baked for Clean Monday, the first day of the Great Lent. It has an oblong shape”, decorated by impressing fingertips and sesame seeds.
Lagana is a delicious flatbread which is usually baked on the first day of Lent of the Orthodox Easter. This year I wanted to make something different from the classic Lagana so I made it with olives and rosemary. I prepared the dough from the previous day so that I could bake it early…
“Nistisimes Syntages” are the Lenten recipes the Orthodox can eat during fasting periods. The Orthodox religion has a lot of fasting periods. The period of the Great Lent starts on Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday) and this period is called Saracosti.
Focaccia style lagana is based on the Greek flatbread but with the addition of olives and sundried tomatoes mixed in the dough.
Kathara Deftera, which means Clean Monday marks the beginning of Lent. During this period the Orthodox abstain from eating meat and dairy products.