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Ladenia from Kimolos

Ladenia is a traditional pie from Kimolos, a healthier version of pizza, made of tomato, onion and of course extra virgin olive oil.This is great for a snack, a light meal or cut-up and serve as part of your meze table. Sometimes you want something lighter or you just may want to use the ripe, juicy tomatoes in the summer when they are at their best.


1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
500 gr flour
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp. instant yeast
½ tsp. salt
3 tomatoes
3 onions
1 Tbsp. capers
Freshly ground pepper



Dissolve yeast in a little lukewarm water. Put flour in large bowl and make a well in the center.
Pour in the olive oil and salt. Add the dissolved yeast, and enough of the remaining water to make a medium soft dough.
Knead well until dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased pan, cover and keep in warm place until double in bulk.
Stretch and press out the dough with hands to 1 cm \ 1/2 inch. thickness. Cut onions in thin rings and tomatoes in thin slices.
Arrange tomatoes over dough and top with onion rings and capers.
Pour remaining oil over topping and bake in preheated oven at 200° C \ 392° F for 1 hour.


Bon Appetit!

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