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Greek Lagana bread with Star anise (Clean Monday)

Delicious super easy Greek bread with aromatic star anise. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Keyword breadrecipes, Greekbread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 808kcal
Author penelopi


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar brown one
  • 1.5 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp sesame
  • 1 tbsp ground star anise


  • In a bowl, put the water and yeast and mix with well. 
  • Put aside until is activated for around 20 minutes.
  • Put the yeast mix in a mixer with a hook and add the flour, salt, star anise and oil. 
  • Mix in low speed for 1 minute and continue for 7-10 more minutes in high speed
  • Put the dough in a bowl, cover with little olive oil and cover with a plastic membrane. 
  • Leave until the dough doubles (about 1 ½ hour).
  • Cut a baking paper.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and with a knife, cut into two equal pieces the dough. Put in on the baking paper. 
  • Cover each lagana with flour and roll out with a rolling pin. Make curvy rectangular shapes. 
  • Preheat your oven to 392 Fahrenheit.
  • Leave the bread to be activated for 20 minutes. 
  • As soon as 20 minutes pass, press them with your finger to make small holes on the Lagana surface.
  • Spread them with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes.


  1. The secret for this Greek Bread is the good kneading. If you do not have a mixer you can knead it with hands for 20 minutes. 
  2. Mix VERY well the yeast with the water until it dissolves. 
  3. Do not add more olive oil than the recipe suggests. The bread will lose its elasticity. 


Serving: 1Piece | Calories: 808kcal | Carbohydrates: 140g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2000mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 9.4mg