06 February 2014

Farinata ( Panelle / Cecina / Socca)




My first farinata was baked on Tuesday. I saw it on a blog that I follow (http://filipovabaka.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/farinata-sa-susamom.html ). I wanted to use chickpea that is sitting in my pantry for couple of months. The recipe was very simple, but I didn't expect much of flavour. The farinata disappeared in a very short time, while dinner was cooking.
Next farinata was due next day. I made them as little individual-ones (pie moulds), with onion and rosemary. They were beautiful! I've researched a bit and found out that it's mostly made in Italy ( Sicily- 'Panelle', Liguria- 'Farinata', Tuscany- 'Cecina') and in France ('Socca'). It is usually  flavoured with pepper, but some areas prefer onion and rosemary. (Vesna added her own touch by sprinkling some sesame seeds on top). 
Key for good results are: make batter at least 1 hour before baking, make sure the (pizza) pan (with olive oil) is well preheated (and not too thin), and don't omit or reduce oil; it gives crunchy texture to the Farinata.
I see myself baking it regularly in future, because it's quick, easy, delicious and nutritious.

Ingredients:
2 3/4 cup chickpea flour (besan), (250g)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
rosemary and chopped onion, or seeds (your choice), 
2 1/2 cups water
5 tbs olive oil (1 tbs goes into batter)
Method:
Mix flour, pepper, salt, 1 tbs oil and half water well. Add other half of water, mix and leave aside for 1 hour or more.
Preheat oven to 200*C . Pour 4 tbs oil into a pizza pan (32cm), place in oven (if you want onion in your farinata, place it on bottom over oil) to heat it. Take out and pour batter in your pan, sprinkle with rosemary (or seeds). Return to oven and bake for 30+minutes. Farinata should be thin as pancake and crunchy. Enjoy!




Moju prvu 'Farinatu' sam ispekla u utorak. Recept sam vidjela kod Vesne na blogu (http://filipovabaka.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/farinata-sa-susamom.html). Imala sam nesto slanutkovog (leblebije) brasna koje sam trebala iskoristiti.
Recept je bio izuzetno jednostavan, ali iskreno nisam ocekivala neki posebno ukusan obrok. Ta farinata je nestala u trenu, dok se ostatak vecere pekao.
Sljedeca farinata je bila ispecena sutradan! Napravila sam ih kao male 'pitice', sa crvenim lukom i ruzmarinom. Bile su divne. Malo sam istrazivala net i pronasla da se farinate prave uglavnom u Italiji ( Sicilija- 'Panelle', Ligurija- 'Farinata', Taskanija- 'Cecina') i Francuskoj ('Socca').
Zacinjava se biberom, lukom i ruzmarinom uglavnom. (Vesna je dodala sezam na povrsinu, sto mi se jako dopalo).
Kljuc za dobru farinatu je - Napravite 'tijesto' bar 1 sat prije pecenja i zagrijte tesiju (za pizu) sa maslinovim uljem dobro, prije nego uspete farinatu unutra. Tepsija ne bi trebala biti jako tanka, jer bi se mogla uvrnuti pod temperaturom. Takodje nemojte smanjivati kolicinu ulja, koje ima ulogu da da hrskavu teksturu.
U buducnosti, vidim sebe kako redovno pecem farinatu, jer je brzo, lako, hranjivo i ukusno jelo.

Potrebno:
250 gr brasna leblebije / slanutka (oko 2 3/4 solje)
1 k soli
1/2 tsp biber
luk, ruzmarin ili sjemenke za povrsinu
600 ml vode (oko 2 1/2 solje)
5 K maslinovog ulja  (1 kasika ide u tijesto)
Nacin:
Pomijesajte brasno, so, biber, 1 K ulja i pola vode. Dobro promijesajte, pa dodajte preostali dio vode. Ostavite 1 sat najmanje da odstoji. 
Ukljucite rernu na 200*C. Uspite ulje u tepsiju za pizu (32cm), zagrijte u rerni (ako zelite farinatu sa lukom, ubacite ga preko ulja da se malo proprzi). Uspite tijesto, pospite izabranim sastojcima u vratite u rernu. Pecite oko 30+ minuta. Farinata treba da bude tanka kao (deblja Americka) palacinka i hrskava sa strane. Uzivajte!


17 comments:

  1. Sounds too good.. thanks for the recipes!

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  2. I have a lot of chickpea flour and I was thinking what can I make with it. So this recipe is just perfect for me. Thanks for sharing it :)

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  3. Divno je ovo, nisam nikada probala praviti. Super mi izgleda sa ruzmarinom, krasne boje :)

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  4. Drago mi je da vam se mnogo svidela kao i nama. Danas ću i ja da zamućkam i da ih pečem tako male. Ceo pleh potpuno krckavih, divota!

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  5. I have never heard such a name, my favourite would be with a rosemary:)

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  6. They look so crisp! I would love mine with onions!

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  7. Nice that you added herbs and onions. I made panelle on a skillet before...somehow your idea looks less complicated. Got to try it, you know...:) ela

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  8. Ovo moram da probam,imam malo brasna....Divno!

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  9. Novedosa receta me gusta y quisiera probarla,hugs,hugs.

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  10. Oduševljena, to pravim odmah!

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  11. Yaista je prelepo uradjena.Sa susamom sigurno ima divan ukus

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  12. Trebam malo vise vremena da isprobam sve sto mi se svida...divno izgledaju !!

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  14. These little pies looks so delicious. I have to check in our shops for chickpeas flour.

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  15. A ovo moram isprobati, miriše mi na Italiju, a sve u vezi sa njom VOLIM :)

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  16. Svidja mi se! Moram i ja da probam... Hvala za recept! :)

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