Coca de Recapte

Catalan Flatbread

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Preparation info

  • 6

    Medias Raciones
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

MoVida Rustica

By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2009

  • About

FOR GENERATIONS THE HOUSEWIVES OF CATALONIA HAD A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CUINA ECONÓMICA — A CHARCOAL-BURNING BEAST ON WHICH THEY COOKED THEIR MEALS, HEATED THEIR WATER AND IN WHICH THEY BAKED THEIR COCAS. COCAS ARE LEAVENED FLATBREADS THAT ARE COOKED IN A HOT OVEN. YES, THEY ARE SIMILAR TO PIZZA, BUT NEVER TELL A CATALAN THAT THEIR COCA IS A PIZZA! TOPPED WITH WHATEVER WAS IN SEASON, SAVOURY OR SWEET, THE COCAS SOAKED UP THE HIGH HEAT OF AN OVEN WITH A FRESHLY MADE FIRE. AFTER THE FIRE WENT DOWN, THE REST OF THE DOUGH WENT IN TO MAKE THE DAILY BREAD. THIS IS A SUMMER VERSION OF COCA SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INCORPORATE YOUR OWN TOPPING OF COOKED SEASONAL VEGETABLES.

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