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lagana

λαγάνα

lagana

Clean Monday flat bread with a crunchy top, often topped with sesame seeds, that closely resembles Italian focaccia. Originally made without yeast (although these days it usually is) the name comes from the ancient(λάγανον, laganon) a rolled out piece of dough or pastry, most likely the origin of the word lasagna.

Some call it tracta, from the ancient Greek τρακτὸς.

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Andrzej 22, Creative Commons License