Homemade Piadinas (Italian Flatbread)

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Serves: 6-8


4 1/2 c flour (i used half all purpose half whole wheat)
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/3 c vegetable shortening
1 1/2 c water

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Lindsey McCue Recipe
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Lindsey's notes for this recipe:
We looooove flat bread over here, so when I found this recipe at The Kitchn I couldn't wait to try it! It is so so SO good! Super soft and chewy. And super simple!

I served them stuffed with chicken, pesto, and salad and folded them like a taco but they are so versatile they'd be good with most anything you can come up with! The original recipe said to try with Nutella and bananas! YUM!
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In a large mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Drop the shortening into the flour mixture and use your hands to work it into the flour until there are no large pieces left.
Make a well into the center of the mixture and pour in the water. Stir with a spatula or your hands until the dough is roughly formed.
Turn the dough out onto the counter or a large cutting board and knead for 8-10 minutes until it forms a soft and uniform ball.
Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl and let it rest for 30 minutes. The dough can also be refrigerated for several days.
When ready to cook, divide the dough into 6-8 pieces (6 for small ones or 8 for large). Shape each pieces into a ball.
Use a rolling pin to roll them out thinly. About 9 inches around and 1/8" thick. Prick them with a fork so they don't puff up too much.
Set a cast iron skillet over medium to high heat (I used a non stick skillet and it worked just fine too). When the pan is really hot start cooking the piadinas. Cook them one at a time for one to two minutes per side or until toasted brown spots start forming.
Transfer to a clean dish towel and cover them to keep warm. They are best eaten right away but they will keep well in a plastic bag on the counter for a couple days.
Fill with your desired filling or eat with hummus!

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user Lindsey McCue lynz39 - Apr 27, 2011
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user Sue Adame fortheloveoffood - Apr 27, 2011
This looks good. I think it will be a great base for grilled pizza flat breads. Excited to give it a try. Thanks for sharing:)
user Lindsey McCue lynz39 - Apr 28, 2011
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user Lindsey McCue lynz39 - Apr 28, 2011
Your welcome Sue! I think they would be excellent grilled! Let me know how you like them!
user Ann McCue salsaqueen - Apr 28, 2011
These look really good Lindsey, and the wrap you made with them sounds even better!! will be making these cuz you know how much I LOVE wraps!!

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