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Piadina

A delicious and quick to make Italian snack.

Makes 6

Ingredients

  • 500g tipo 00 flour
  • 10g salt
  • 150g lard or vegetable shortening at room temperature
  • 200ml water
  • 2g bicarbonate of soda
  • Taleggio, squacquerone, stracchino, mozzarella, spinach, rocket, parma ham, salami or anything else you like.

Method

– Preheat the oven to the highest setting.
– Line some baking trays with some greased greaseproof paper.
– Sift the flour, salt together and add the lard and water to the dough, mix together until you have a soft pliable dough, you may need a little more flour so that the mixture can be rolled out.
– Leave to rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.
– Prepare the fillings for the Piadina
– Turn out the rested dough onto a floured surface and divide into 6, then roll out into circles no more than 1/2cm thick.
– Put them on the oven tray and place in the oven for about 3-6 minutes or until lightly browned. You can also pan fry them in about 2-3 minutes each side.
– When done spread the fillings over half and fold the other half on top.
– Serve and enjoy.

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