Torta Rustica

Rustic Savoury Cake

Preparation info
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Appears in
Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

  • About

Essentially this is a southern Italian savoury pizza cake. It’s ideally suited to outdoor events such as wine or oil harvest or fruit picking because the filling is inside the dough. It’s prepared for peasant festivities, with a variety of fillings – this is the most classic.


  • 400 g (14 oz) plain flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 45


Mix the flour with a pinch of salt, the oil and the wine and just enough water to bind it, about 115 ml (4 fl oz). Knead to a smooth elastic dough, then roll it out thinly.

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