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Livorno-style Chickpea Flour Flatbread (Cecina)

'Cecina', 'Farinata'...Call it as you like, chick-pea flour flatbread is both crunchy and juicy, here is our recipe!

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David:

I was in Italy for a 2-week vacay with the family. My wife is celiac and we are all vegetarians, so while looking for a quick bite to eat, we came acr...

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If you adore chickpeas, this crispy flatbread cake is made for you! A classic dish from the Tuscan town of Livorno, chickpeas shine through in this genuine Italian baked good.  While not made with flour, this classic is made instead with chickpea flour, so is a great solution for any eater with any specific dietary needs.

A very low flatbread, it's a perfect match with marinated eggplant, a classic vegetable-based recipe in the heart of Tuscany - actually, while Livorno is the most commonly associated city as the birthplace of Cecina, it's actually a hotly contested dish between Livorno and Pisa.  The delicate flavor of Cecina is a lovely base for many dishes, and we love it with a wide assortment of seasonal veggies. How do you think you'll match it with your family's favorite dishes?

Whichever way you select, we're sure that your recipe will be an absolute success, because the Cecina base makes everything taste superb! Get ready to revel in your loved ones' joy for this amazing chickpea dish.

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Ingredients

for 4 servings

Livorno-style Chickpea Flour Flatbread Ingredients

  • Chickpea flour 100 grams
  • Water 300 grams
  • Salt and Pepper as needed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil 50 grams

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 2

Prepare the Cecina base

In a bowl add all ingredients, mixing well. Let rest in the fridge for 4-5 hours.
Pour the mixture in a tray covered with baking paper.

Step

2

Of 2

Bake the Cecina

Put in oven, preheated at 200C for about 30 minutes.
When the Cecina is golden, take out of the oven and let rest for a couple of minutes before serving.

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Reviews

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David Monday 28th of December 2020

Cheap, vegan and gluten-free!

I was in Italy for a 2-week vacay with the family. My wife is celiac and we are all vegetarians, so while looking for a quick bite to eat, we came across Cecina. It is safe to say we could not wait to get home and make our own!

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