Piadina – Italian flatbread
A traditional flatbread recipe from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Quick and easy and you can fill it with whatever ingredients you like!
- 4 cups/500g flour
- 1/3 cup/75g Lard
- 6 1/2 oz/200ml milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Begin by putting the flour into a large bowl. Create an indentation into which you can put the lard, the salt and the baking soda.
Now add the milk which should be at room temperature. Add it a little at a time, and work it all together. When all the ingredients have come together, you can knead the dough on a worktop until you have a smooth ball.
Let it rest in a bowl covered with plastic wrap in a cool place for at least a half an hour. Once your dough has rested take it and divide it into four equal pieces. At this point, on a lightly floured surface, work the piece until it’s round, and then roll it out. You’ll be looking to form a disc of about 10 inches in diameter with a thickness of a little less than a quarter inch. Once you’ve rolled out the 4 discs, put a cast iron pan/frying pan on the stove to heat up well. Once it’s good and hot, put your first disc in. The flatbread should cook for one to two minutes each side. Poke the bread with a fork to create little holes which will allow the inside of the bread to cook as well. When the first side is cooked, take a long spatula or bread knife and flip the bread. If bubbles begin to form, press them down with the backside of a fork.
Once cooked fill with your favourite ingredients and enjoy!