Lagana (Greek Lenten Bread)

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The good news is, since my last post about bread failures, I’ve successfully made two yeasted breads. The bad news is, since my last post about bread failures, I’ve successfully made two yeasted breads.  ♥ Carbs ♥

Lagana is a Greek bread that is typically made and eaten on “Kathari Deftera,” which is literally translated to “Clean Monday.” It is the day that starts 40 days of Lent before Easter. For those celebrating Orthodox Easter, it’s this coming Monday. On Kathari Deftera, typical Lenten diets, like not eating meat, are observed, but most also do not eat certain types of fish or anything “with blood,” or dairy products.

Lagana is a long, ovalish shaped flatbread that many liken to focaccia. It’s incredibly easy to make and great with any number of dips or simply just olive oil.

 

Lagana (Greek Lenten Bread)