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Zymi gia Lathenia: Easy Pizza Dough Recipe


In Greek, pizzas are called lathenia (or ladenia), say: lah-THEN-yah. They are home cooking favorites, and this recipe for the dough is simple, using self-rising flour (you can make your own if you don't keep it on hand). The dough creates a fabulous pizza crust.


  • 4 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups of milk
  • (olive oil for brushing before cooking)


Combine all dough ingredients. Knead for 20 minutes and set aside until the oven has preheated and toppings are ready. (The dough will start to rise.)

Roll out to a thickness of 1/4 inch, and brush lightly with olive oil before adding toppings.

Yield: makes enough for one 18-inch pizza, two 9-inch pizzas, or three 6-inch pizzas.

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