Ladenia is a traditional olive cake popular on the island of Kimolos and neighboring Milos, although we happened to eat it in Crete. It looks like an Italian pizza, but ladenia is a bread cake with oil, onions and tomatoes. There is no cheese, and the cake should not be thin.
Ladenia is easy to make. In the modifications of this dish the difference is that it is sprinkled with dried oregano, or dried mint and sesame seeds.
1. Mix the water, yeast and sugar well in a large bowl and leave for about 10 minutes until the yeast burns.
2. After this time, add olive oil, salt and half of the flour. Mix thoroughly and a little, add the remaining part of the flour, stirring thoroughly each time. Finally, put the dough on the table top sprinkled with flour and knead by hand until the dough will be flexible and will not stick to your hands. The dough is formed into a sheet-like shape in which we will bake them.
3. Lubricate the plate thoroughly with olive oil and put the dough into it. We stretch them so that it takes up the entire surface and leave it in a warm, unpolluted place for half an hour to rise.
4. After this time, pour the cake over the oil, which should be spread fairly evenly. On the top of the dough we put the onion, which we split half-sliced into single feathers. Then tomatoes cut into thicker slices (or semi-clusters when they are large). Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and dried oregano. The top can also be sprinkled with oil.
5. Laden bake at 200 degrees for about 35-45 minutes. The edges of the cake should be browned and the tomatoes lightly scorched.
Finally, a small note about tomatoes. When the tomatoes that we want to use for ladenia are very juicy and ripe, you can slightly boil them after cutting and leave them for a dozen minutes until the juice is drained. As a result, it does not soak into the dough during baking.
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