Do you love socca? No, not soccer with a Boston accent (just kidding, Massachusetts!).
Socca is a flatbread made from chickpea flour. It is delicious, versatile and incredibly easy to prepare! And best of all..GLUTEN FREE!
I have prepared it in a multitude of ways, but my favourite way that I am sharing today is as a pizza.
I found the recipe from http://hilahcooking.com/socca-pizza/ but have adapted it to suit my needs and serving size!
|Socca Pizza with mozzarella, red onion, green olives|
To find out the recipe, keep reading!
Socca Pizza adapted from Hilah Cooking
You will need:
- 1/2 -3/4 cup chickpea flour (If you live in Canada, Bulk Barn and Goodness Me! sell it)
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup (approximately) of warm tap water (important that it's warm!)
- Spices: garlic, onion powder, oregano, basil, rosemary, anything you want!
- Toppings: cheese (optional), spinach, red onion, olives, red pepper, broccoli, feta cheese! The list goes on and on!
- Small round pan (mine is around 8 inches)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees farenheit
- Place pan in oven as it preheats
- Mix together chickpea flour with water--you will need more or less depending on how thick you want it. I like mine thin and found it cooked better with 1/2 cup. This also fit my pan better and served 1-2 people
- You want a pancake batter like texture. If your batter is too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time until it thins out. If your batter is too thin, add more flour.
- Add in your spices and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Stir and set aside.
- Pull your hot pan out of the oven if it has preheated (USE GLOVES! AHH) and coat the pan with the remaining olive oil! My pan SUCKED. So i made sure to coat it evenly by swirling the oil around in the pan for a while. The first time I made it I did not do this and my pizza stuck completely
- Once your pan is coated, pour in batter and tap the pan on the counter so that you have an even base
- Add toppings and bake for 30-45 minutes. My stove took 45, but check on it after 20 minutes
- You want a nice crust browned around the edges
- Let cool in pan, transfer to a dish and serve in slices!
|Socca pizza with spinach, red and yellow bell peppers and feta cheese (my favourite!)|
|Nom Nom NOM! Served with my homemade greek yogurt garlic sauce|
I really hope you try this--I am in love with how crispy and hearty it is. It is definitely the easiest gluten free pizza I have made (and I have made a bunch!). Feel free to be crazy with toppings, you can also make this vegan if you use a cheese like Daiya.
I have shared this with non-gluten free folk and they love it! It tastes like something authentic and aromatic...like something at a hipster cafe.. mmm hipsters. Wait...mmm...cafes! I need to get some sleep -_-