Schiacciata Con Noci (Cornmeal Flatbread With Walnuts) Recipe

Step 1

Stir the yeast into the water & let proof for 10 minutes. Stir in the olive oil. Combine the cornmeal, flour & salt. Whisk 2 c of htis mixture into the yeast.

Step 2

Stir in the remainder & then knead for 10 minutes until smooth. Knead in the walnuts. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover & let rise until doubled.

Step 3

Stretch or roll the dough to fit an 10 1/2" X 15 1/2" oiled baking sheet. Cover & let rise till doubled. Preheat the oven to 400F.

Step 4

Just before baking, make dimples ni the surface of the dough with your knuckles & drizzle with a wash of olive oil & sprinkle with salt.

Step 5

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, until golden. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Step 6

This focaccia can be served either as a snack or as a part of an antipasto or as an hors d''oeuvre. Or simply serve it in place of bread.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 1/2ts Dried yeast
  • 1 1/3c Warm water
  • 1tb Olive oil, optional
  • 3/4c Cornmeal
  • 3c Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2ts Salt
  • 3/4c Walnuts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

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