Italian Flat Bread (Piadina)

    1 hour 30 min

    This is a recipe for an Italian flatbread. It's made by combining milk, margarine, yoghurt, flour, salt, baking powder and an egg white, which is then rolled thin and cooked in a frying pan.

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    Makes: 12 piadina

    • 175ml milk
    • 110g margarine, at room temperature
    • 100g Greek yoghurt
    • 440g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 egg white

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min resting  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Stir the milk, margarine and yoghurt together in a bowl.
    2. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and egg white in a large bowl. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and work the mixture together with your hands until the dough separates from the sides of the bowl, adding flour or water as needed to get the right consistency, which will be neither sticky nor dry. Cover with a damp cloth and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 12 pieces and roll into balls. Roll and stretch each ball to about 3mm thick and 20cm in diameter.
    4. Lightly oil a cast iron frying pan and place over medium-low heat. Cook the dough in the hot frying pan until it begins to set, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Pierce the dough with a fork 3 to 4 times while it cooks. Wrap the finished pieces in a towel until ready to serve.

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    Instead of 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, I used 2 cups all-purpose and 2 cups whole wheat. Other than that, I followed the recipe and it came out great! I used this for a pizza crust and it was quicker and more flavorful than other crust recipes I have used in the past. Thanks!  -  13 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I use melted unsalted butter in place of the margarine, which is much easier to mix with the milk and yogurt. Always turns out great!  -  29 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We loved these! I unearthed a can of chick peas in the pantry so I found a recipe for falafel but I needed some flat bread to go with them. THIS WAS PERFECT! There are a zillion uses for this bread from Mediterranean, to Mexican, to Italian, to Indian, and on and on. I used nonfat plain yogurt since that's what I had on hand. It seemed to work just fine. Will find this on our dinner table often!!  -  08 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)