Legendary Dishes | Lalángia Messinías Λαλάγγια Μεσσηνίας (olive ribbons)


Traditional to Mani and Messinia, these delightful olive ribbons are prepared in the home for celebrations and weddings. Made with local olive oil, local bakeries make them as a snack food. Coated in honey they become a sweet snack. Generally they are eaten with cheese. Coated in honey they become a sweet snack.

  • 500 g white wheat flour, t500
  • 290 ml olive oil
  • 50 ml water, lukewarm
  • 25 g yeast
  • 1 tbsp white wheat flour, t500
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp cloves, ground
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 orange, zest
  • Oli, for frying

Put the yeast in lukewarm water with the sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour, leave to rise, about 30 minutes.

Rub the oil with the flour, salt, spices and zest. Add the yeast mixture, knead, cover with a towel, rest for 2 hours.

Cut the dough into large balls, roll out into thin strings, making the pattern of your choice.

Fry in batches in hot oil for 5 minutes each time until they are golden, remove them to absorbent paper to cool.