Italian Flatbread

This Italian Family
by This Italian Family
4 flatbreads
15 min

Piadina is a super popular flatbread from Italy that is so versatile and can be filled with just about anything, like a wrap or sandwich. My favourite filling is with strong cheese, sautéed chopped mushrooms, parma ham and fresh spinach.

It’s also super easy to make for a quick lunch, and fun to make together with a child too!

I love making them with my sourdough discard as I find it adds a great flavour to it, but you can indeed make them with bicarbonate of soda too. Below you can find the recipe with both options.

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Recipe details
  • 4  flatbreads
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp sourdough discard OR 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Mix everything together and quickly knead into a ball. Cover it and let it rest for anything between 30 minutes and 2 hours (whenever you have time).
Divide into balls of 4oz each and flatten into 3mm (0.1 inches) high disks with a rolling pin.
Heat up a non-stick pan until very hot, and then add the disks one at the time. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes each side, popping any bubble that forms with a fork. Cover them with a cloth so they stay warm and bring to the table so everyone can make their own. If you are using cheese, I suggest adding that on top whilst they are still in the pan so it melts.
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  • Kar34339723 Kar34339723 on Jul 21, 2021

    Can this dough be kneaded int a ball with dough hooks in mixer?

    • This Italian Family This Italian Family on Jul 22, 2021

      I imagine so, I don't have a mixer so I can't say this from experience, but they need very very little kneading, so a couple of minutes in a mixer should do the trick.