Piadina (Italian flatbread)

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    30 min

    Piadina is an Italian flatbread from the region of Emilia-Romagna. The traditional recipe calls for lard in the dough which you can replace with a good extra virgin olive oil. It is typically served stuffed with prosciutto and a local cheese called 'squaqquerone' but any soft cheese will work. Enjoy!


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 6 flatbreads

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 110ml water
    • 100g lard or olive oil, as needed

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix in the water, a little at the time. Rub in the lard (or olive oil) until the dough comes together in a ball. Transfer onto a lightly floured work surface; knead for 10 minutes to achieve a smooth and elastic dough.
    2. Divide the dough in 6 pieces; roll out each piece about 2-3mm thick.
    3. Heat a dry, heavy pan or flat griddle over medium-high heat; cook each flatbread for 2 minutes per side.
    4. Stuff with your favourite cured meat, cheese or roasted vegetables; fold and serve.
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    I make a lot of bread and this was the easiest dough that I've ever worked with. We never have lard in the house so I went with olive oil. I couldn't get mine to brown without oil so I brushed a little of the flat top and they immediately puffed up and browned. This is a very easy recipe and I'm surprised that no one's made it before now. Thanks for sharing.  -  26 Feb 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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