Piadina Romagnola

IMG_5107 IMG_5113 IMG_5116First of all, I wish you all a Happy New Year, full of joy, happiness and many tasty food experiences! After all the sweet treats devoured during the last month, I’m back to my bread baking. You all know that I love any kind of bread, mainly because it’s a part of my culture (and because it’s sooo good!).

Today I prepared some Piadina Romagnola, a flat bread originally from Italy. Simple, rustic and very good especially when still warm. If you want to know more about this delicious bread and the particularity of the name of Romagnola visit this page, my inspiration for making this recipe!

A big thank you to Angie from The Novice Gardener  for this Fiesta Friday #101 and thanks to our co-host’s for this week Jhuls and Mr Fitz.

Serves: 4 large Piadinas

Ingredients: (for the Piadina)

  • 500g of flour
  • 7g of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 100g of olive oil
  • 225ml of water

Procedure: (easy)

  1. In the mixing bowl on the stand mixer add the flour, the sugar, the salt and the baking powder.
  2. Start to mix the all the ingredients with the hook of your stand mixer on a low speed.
  3. Pour the olive oil and mix.
  4. Pour the water and mix on a high speed until the dough detaches from the bowl.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and wrap it with a plastic and put it into the fridge for 1 hour (during this 1 hour, you can prepare the ingredients for the stuffing).

PicMonkey Collage

Ingredients: (for the stuffing)

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • Feta cheese
  • Mozzarella
  • Black olives
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper

Procedure:

  1. Wash the bell peppers.
  2. Cut off the top of the bell peppers.
  3. Cut in two and remove the ribs and seeds.
  4. Slice into thin slices.
  5. In a large pan add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and sauté on a medium heat the sliced bell peppers.
  6. Add the salt and the black pepper.
  7. When they are soft and tender remove them from the heat and set aside.

Final Procedure:

  1. Flour a clean surface.
  2. Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
  3. Cut the dough into 4 balls.
  4. Flatten the 4 balls with a rolling pin as a round shape and set aside.
  5. Cook on a medium heat each Piadina into a non stick pan (poke with a fork the top of the dough).
  6. When the bottom is golden brown, flip the Piadina and cook the other side.
  7. Proceed the same way for the rest of the dough.
  8. Stuff the warm Piadina with bell peppers, onion and feta (drizzle with olive oil) or with bell peppers, mozzarella, black olives.
  9. Eat immediately.

Bon Appétit.

PS: You can stuff your Piadina’s with any toppings that you like!!

45 thoughts on “Piadina Romagnola

  1. Happy New Year to you Linda. These flat breads look so much like naan, and other breads that I’ve seen around, but I was not familiar with piadina romagnola. I love the picture with the peppers, so colorful and appetizing. Thanks for introducing me to this bread – enjoy Fiesta Friday and enjoy the weekend.

  2. I agree with Loretta – when I first saw you coming with these, I thought they were Naan bread. Anyway, I don’t mind eating these without the filling – they just sound too good and perfect anytime of the day. Thank you, Linda, for sharing another amazing bread recipe. It is always nice to see you here at FF! Happy FF101! I wish you a lovely weekend! Sending you lots of love! 🙂

  3. Lovely bread Linda! The filling is so full of colours–I’d love to try it even when I don’t have some freshly made bread ready. Your blog always introduces me to something new and delicious 🙂 Happy New Year!

  4. I love piadina, I have used another recipe which is more complicated I love how simple your recipes is and will definitely make this. I like to make lots of them and freeze them so I always have on hand. The filling with that beautiful bread is heavenly.

    • Thank you so much Suzanne. I agree with this version is fast and simple. Yesterday night, I prepared the dough and this morning the Piadina were so good and warm with honey and feta. I hope you will try it! 🙂

    • Fae, they are similar to naan and tortillas too. They are made with a few ingredients, so simple to make and the dough can be kept for a few hours into the refrigerator (is great for me). Wishing a fantastic New Year and have a nice day! 🙂

  5. As Salaamu Alaykum Linda, I love Italian food, infact it’s almost an every day occurrence in one form or another. Pizza, pasta etc are the our obvious faves and I’ve got a classic soup coming to my blog soon in shaa Allah. I definitely want to try more Italian dishes that aren’t as famous and these flatbread sandwiches looks like a great way to start. Jazaaki Allahu khayran for the recipe.

    • Wa Alaykum Assalam Umm Hamza, I agree with you I love Italian food too 🙂 This bread is so good and very easy to prepare. I suggest you to try it with a shorba on the side, I’m sure you will like it InshAllah. Wa shukran for your trust, I really appreciate. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

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