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Classic Piadina Recipe

Classic Piadina Recipe

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Classic Piadina Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 4 cups (500 g) all-purpose flour or cake flour
  • 7/8 cup (200 ml) milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 22/3 oz. (75 g) lard, softened and diced
  • 3 tsp. (15 g) baking powder
  • 12/3 tsp. (10 g) salt

Method :

  1. Sift the flour with the baking powder, then place the mixture on a clean work surface and make a well in the center. Scatter the small pieces of lard, along with the salt, over the flour mixture. Pour the egg and the milk into the well and gradually start incorporating them into the flour mixture a little at a time.
  2. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  3. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let rise for at least 1 hour.
  4. Divide the dough into small loaves of about 5 oz. (150 g) each. Roll them out into disks of the desired thickness, usually around 1/8 inch (3 mm), and 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm) in diameter.
  5. Cook the disks on both sides on a greased griddle or in a nonstick pan over high heat until golden brown. As the piadina cooks, a few bubbles will form on the surface; prick them with a fork.

Note: Although the traditional recipe for piadina calls for lard, using extra-virgin olive oil instead yields a lighter, crispier result.


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Recipes by : Chef Mario Grazia & Chef Luca Zanga


See also Italian recipes “Piadina with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Recipe”