Schiacciata

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Flatbread from Tuscany
RECIPE BY Jessica | Chef & Author
Schiacciata is a delicious Tuscan dish that is popular with locals and tourists alike. This traditional flat bread has a long history and is often served as a starter, side dish or as a tasty snack.
Amount
4
servings
Ingredients list
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 561kcal
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Resting time: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 45 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 561kcal
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Resting time: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 45 minutes
Equipment
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Directions
  • First, pour the lukewarm water into a container, crumble in the fresh yeast and dissolve completely.
    300 ml water, 8 g fresh yeast
  • Place the flour and sugar in the bowl of the stand mixer. Fit the machine with the beater hook and run on speed 1.
    500 g pastry flour, 5 g sugar
  • Now pour in the yeast water little by little. Then add the olive oil and continue to knead.
    45 g olive oil extra virgin
  • Once the dough has reached a nice smooth and firm consistency, add the salt and knead for another 5 minutes.
    10 g salt
  • Then place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel. Then let it rise in a warm place for at least 4 hours. Stretch and fold the dough every hour during the rising time.
  • Grease a baking tray and place the dough on it. Now flatten the dough with your fingertips and pull it apart until it is spread over the entire surface. To prevent the dough from sticking to your fingers, it helps to rub them with a little olive oil.
  • Now cover the dough with foil and let it rest for another hour.
  • Then remove the foil and work small depressions into the dough with your fingertips. Again, grease the fingers with a little olive oil.
  • Now drizzle everything with olive oil and spread the coarse sea salt over the entire surface of the dough.
  • Put the tray in the static oven preheated to 250°C/480°F on the lowest rack and bake for 10 minutes. Then switch to the middle rack and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, let cool briefly and enjoy immediately.
    Buon appetito!

Tip

Du kannst die Schiacciata als Beilage zu Fisch & Fleisch reichen, aber auch leckere Sandwiches daraus zaubern.
Info
The name comes from the Italian and means "squashed" or "flattened", which perfectly describes the shape of the bread. Schiacciata has its roots in Tuscan cuisine and is closely linked to the farming tradition of the region. It was originally baked as a simple bread to provide farmers and their families with a nutritious meal.
Calories: 561kcal (28%)Carbohydrates: 97g (32%)Protein: 13g (26%)Fat: 13g (20%)Saturated fatty acids: 2g (10%)Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 2gMonounsaturated fatty acids: 8g

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