"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2004, 03:23 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 11
Piadina bread or tortillas

anyone have any experience with this?

juliette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 07:59 PM   #2
Senior Cook
oldcoot's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA,California
Posts: 487
Never heard of "padina bread", but I've fooled around a bit with tortillas.

For flour tortillas, make a dough of flour, salt, and water - soft but not sticky. Roll out on floured surface to less than 1/8 inch thick. Use a plate of the appropriate siz to serve as a guide for cutting a circle of dough. Lay on HOT, dry griddle. Blisters will form. When the undeerside develops small brown spots, turn it over until the second side has thos same spots. Stack and keep warm until served.

For Corn Tortillas (the best kind), you must use MASA HARINAQ. This is available as a dry flour or, if there is a Mexican store around, they may have the ready made dough.

Using the flour (corn, treated with lye much like is done to hominy, then dried and ground) simply mix with water to form a pliablen non-sticky dough. Proceed as for flour tortillas.

Note, the dough will work better if allowed to stand (rest) for a while, then work it into balls, pat them out into a thin disk, and fry on dry hot griddle. If you aren't adept at patting out thin discs [and who, besides a Mexican Senoa is?] then roll them out with a rolling pin.

Really simple and easy except for the patting operation.
oldcoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
Senior Cook
oldcoot's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA,California
Posts: 487
O.K., so "Pianina Bread" is a so called flat bread of italian origin..

Use a white bread recipe (flour, salt, yeast, water) to make a not too soft dough. Let rise for an hour or so, punch down, form into disks about 1/4 in ch thick. Prik all over with a fork, fry in a hot, dry pan until golden on both sides.

Sounds pretty simple, too.

Not a "true" flat bread, as it contains yeast. One recipe called for carbonated water, too! :D

I'm beginning to think every Italian Baker puts a name on his bread - Piadina, Ciabatta, Focaccio,.......They all use almost identical ingredients in similar quantities - the big diffeence seems to be the shape.
oldcoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 08:39 PM   #4
Senior Cook
oldcoot's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA,California
Posts: 487
Ooops! - you meant ITALIAN ORTILLAS, didn't you? Sorry - I'm a slow study.

Can't find a reciipe for italian tortillas, but several of how they're served. Sounds very suspiciously like Mexican enchiladas: filling of your choice rolled up ain a flour tortilla, placed in a baking pand and covered with sace and cheeses, and baked. The recipes call for 8 inch flour tortillas.
oldcoot is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bread Making Invite 4 All - a Collaborative Bread Thread subfuscpersona Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 115 10-27-2007 12:56 AM
Pita Bread masteraznchefjr Unleavened Breads 3 01-31-2005 06:35 AM
Breadman bread machine recipe buckytom Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 1 11-14-2004 07:38 AM
4 Cranberry Bread Recipes Filus59602 Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 0 11-06-2002 09:53 PM
Bread Machine Caramel Apple and Pecan Bread....LF + EXc Filus59602 Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 0 10-21-2002 10:21 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.