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Milk Street Recipe

Chickpea Flour Flatbread (Socca)

30 minutes

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Chickpea Flour Flatbread (Socca)

Chickpea flatbreads are known as socca in France, or as farinata in Italy. Some versions are thicker than others, but all are made with chickpea flour and olive oil. Ours are thin and get great flavor from the rich browning they attain in the skillet. You can serve socca hot from the pan, but they're also delicious at room temperature. To turn them into a light meal, offer an olive and roasted pepper relish or spinach, grape and feta salad alongside.


10-inch crepes


Don’t use cool water. We found that warm water created a thicker batter, which resulted in better-textured flatbreads. After adding the oil to the batter, don't overmix; you should be able to see beads of oil suspended in the batter. This also helped the flatbreads cook up with a light, delicate texture.

30 minutes

Lalit S.
June 9, 2022
Simple and delicious
Such a simple recipe that can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Can be made thin or thicker as to pair with a wide range of meats, chesses or veggies. Will become a regular addition for me.
Johanna W.

Delish! Don't use a metal spatula on a non-stick though!

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