Homemade Piadinas (Italian Flatbread)

Lindsey McCue Recipe

By Lindsey McCue lynz39


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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

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!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Flatbreads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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Apr 27, 2011 - Lindsey McCue shared this recipe with discussion groups: 6 and less CHATTERBOX TRIED & TRUE RECIPES What's Cookin' Today?
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:)
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Lindsey McCue lynz39
Apr 28, 2011
Your welcome Sue! I think they would be excellent grilled! Let me know how you like them!
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!!
Lindsey McCue lynz39
Apr 28, 2011
They're really good Ann!! You'd really like them!
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
May 17, 2011
This is sooooo good.... like it better than my recipe! Thanks for posting!!! xo
Lindsey McCue lynz39
May 17, 2011
WOW Colleen!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing my recipe!!
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
May 17, 2011
I liked your recipe better than mine... this is a very good one! Thank you Lindsey!!! xo
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
May 17, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Lindsey McCue lynz39
May 17, 2011
Glad u liked it Colleen!!
Mar 1, 2012
Oh Lindsey, You rock Girl! I got a couple pkgs of flat bread from our local Preparedness club a few months ago and my husband went Gagah over them. So, of coarse, she can't get them any more! He's gonna be so Happy when I make these! And, ergo, I will be too! Thank You Thank You Thank You!
Lori Tufts LoriTufts
Jun 21, 2012
this was simply and great! I infused olive oil with garlic and brushed it on...was fantastic..also used the extra one made for mini pizza's and sandwiches . Thanks for the recipe!