Socca (Farinata)

Socca is a gluten-free, yeast-free, and vegan flatbread that is a specialty from the French city of Nice. You need a cast iron pan for this recipe.



Step: 1

Combine chickpea flour, water, and olive oil in a bowl. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir everything together until smooth. Set aside and let rest at room temperature for 2 hours.

Step: 2

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place a cast iron skillet in the oven until hot, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step: 3

Carefully remove skillet from oven, grease with oil and pour half of the the batter into the skillet, tilting so batter is evenly distributed.

Step: 4

Bake in the preheated oven until socca is set, about 7 minutes. Turn on broiler and brown for 1 minute. Remove from oven and slide onto a plate. Repeat with remaining batter.


Per Serving: 146 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 13.8g; fat 8.4g; sodium 41mg.

The quality of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which not always getting bigger as well as white bread.

To make this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.

A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it night before , then clear it off the next day.

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