Tuesday, February 8, 2011


This morning on the wonderful blog One Perfect Bite I read about this interesting recipe for Socca or Farinata. I had never heard of this 'pancake' and so on my morning walk I stopped in to my local indian grocer and bought some chickpea flour or gram flour as the shop had labelled it. So for lunch I made this, very easy to put together. I used 2/3 cup flour to 1 cup water ratio. To bake it I used a pizza pan that had a rim.

I found the chickpea flour a little odd in its flavour, not bad, just unusual. But when served with some fresh avocado and roasted garlic (inspired by Jenn!) it was really yummy.
Now I have lots of chickpea flour if anyone wants to suggest some other recipes :)


  1. I've never heard of that before but I'm intrigued by it. It sounds quite versatile!

  2. I've never heard of this before either! Looks pretty tasty though. I love Indian breads.

  3. This makes 3 of us that haven't heard of it :) That looks like a really yummy lunch! I may have to try it this week. Hope you enjoyed the garlic!! (thanks for the mention!)

  4. Looks very similar to fainá, a Uruguayan/Argentinian pizza made from chickpea flour. A common way to eat it is making a "sandwich" with a slice of fainá and a slice of mozzarella pizza. Yummy!


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