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Piadina romagnola

Piadina romagnola is the iconic dish of Romagna, the part of Emilia Romagna which is touched by the sea. Be careful, this street food is like a religion over there! :) Here the version from Ravenna!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Resting time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 54 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Regional, Romagna
Keyword: authentic, iconic, Ravenna, street food, tasty
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 340kcal
Author: Roberto
Cost: $ 0.5

Equipment

  • a bowl
  • a spoon
  • a chopping board or the kitchen countertop
  • a rolling pin
  • a large pan
  • a fork

Ingredients

  • 500 gr general purpose flour ('0' type)
  • 50 gr lard
  • 1 teaspoon honey (I use chestnut one)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (optional, I use it)
  • 110 gr milk
  • 130 gr water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • The ingredients should be at ambient temperature, so you will be able to work them better (the lard, mainly).
    Piadina romagnola - the ingredients
  • In a bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder.
    Piadina romagnola - powders
  • Add the lard and the honey, then add the salt. Mix them.
    Piadina romagnola - lard, honey and salt
  • The milk and the water should be little bit warmer than your body temperature. Add all the milk, then slowly add the water, so that you can manage the right amount, depending on the flour you are using.
    Piadina romagnola - milk and water
  • The final result is a quite elastic dough, that will rest for 1.5 hours in a bowl covered with a plastic film.
    Piadina romagnola - dough and rest
  • Put the pan on the heat. Cut the ball into 4 pieces and roll each of them with the rolling pin. The thickness should be about 3-4 mm.
    Piadina romagnola - rolling the dough
  • With a fork, pierce the piadina, then put it into the pan. Cook each side for 2 minutes.
    Piadina romagnola - cooking
  • Fill according to your taste and enjoy! Here, my choice has been squacquerone and prosciutto crudo (raw ham) ... heaven :)
    Piadina romagnola - enjoy

Notes

  • calories are for one empty piadina. Of course they rely heavily on how you stuff it...
  • the ingredients will give you 4 piadine. It may be enough for 4 people.. but I strongly believe you will not be able to have just one of these ;)