Italian Flatbread Piadina
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Rustic Italian flatbread, piadina, is a quick bread best served with warm salads, prosciutto or ham, fresh mozzarella and grilled veggies.
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups & white whole wheat flour + 1 tablespoon
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  1. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda in the large bowl and stir. With clean hands, knead in the water and oil. Keep kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  2. If using a stand mixer: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl of a stand mixer and using the dough hook, allow the mixer to knead for about 8 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Transfer the dough on a floured working surface and cut in half. Keep cutting each piece in half until you get pieces the size of an egg, 4 to 6 pieces. Roll out each piece of dough into a thin and round bread, about 6 to 8 inches wide.
  4. Heat up a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Place the rolled out dough on a hot skillet and cook shortly, about 10 seconds, than flip on the other side. Let it cook for about 10 seconds on the second side before you pierce it with a fork. For the next 2-3 minutes, rotate and flip the bread frequently to prevent burning, pierce with a fork occasionally. Repeat with each bread.
  5. Keep cooked breads on a cooling rack until they are all done. Serve immediately while still warm.
You could prepare the dough a few hours in advance and keep stored in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped in a plastic wrap.
Recipe by Food Smart Mom at