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The cake "of Lagan" from Argyro

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The cake "of Lagan" from Argyro

Tomorrow lent begins, which will last 50 days. This day in Cyprus is considered a big holiday, no work, all go into nature and eat only Lenten dishes and flying kites. Traditional pastries for Clean Monday, it is the name of the first day of fasting, is the Lagan, which they eat instead of bread. On the website there are 2 version of this pellet, but I want to share one. This is the recipe of famous women chefs Argyro Barbarigo, whom everyone called by her name, and once it is clear you are talking about. This recipe I got last year and so I liked that the Lagan I bake not only for tomorrow, but just the other day. To work with the dough - a real pleasure!


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Ingredients for The cake "of Lagan" from Argyro




Step-by-step instruction of cooking The cake "of Lagan" from Argyro


Step 1

In a small amount of warm water (about 100 ml) dilute the yeast with the sugar. Leave for 5-10 minutes, until the "cap".


Step 2

The remaining water (200 ml), olive oil, salt stir. Adding a living yeast and flour. Knead the dough.
You can do it in the bread maker, mixer nozzle-hook or very carefully by hand.
The dough should not stick to hands.
Cover the dough and leave for an hour in a warm place.


Step 3

After an hour our dough went well and increased in size.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, convection.


Step 4

Divide the dough into 3 parts.
I did a double batch, so the table 6 pieces.


Step 5

The formed pellet. You can just hands, you can help yourself with a rolling pin.
Lightly coat tortillas with oil and sprinkle sesame seeds on both sides.
Lightly pressed, pressing with his palm.
Transfer the tortillas on a baking sheet, covered with confectionery paper.


Step 6

Skewers make punctures all over the surface of the pellet.
Bake at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes. Be guided by your oven.
When the Lagan is ready, put it on the grill and covered with a towel.