What is farinata?
farinata is a kind of pancake or cake that is based on chickpea flour, olive oil, salt and pepper.
It is a typical dish of Italian cuisine, but it can also be found elsewhere.
In Argentina and Uruguay it is known by the name of fain�. This dish was brought to America by the Genoese immigrants.
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups of chickpea flour.
- 5 tablespoons olive oil.
- 40 g of Parmesan cheese.
- 2 tablespoons grated onion.
- Pour the chickpea flour in a bowl and add water. Stir constantly until mixture forms a smooth paste without lumps.
- Add the cheese and onion and keep the mixture stand for about three hours. It can even be left overnight.
- After that, remove with a spatula the milky surface layer and add the olive oil.
- Place the mixture in a mold so as to form a layer of half a centimeter or slightly less.. Heat on the oven to 250 � C.
- Bake for 60 minutes. You can check that it is ready when it begins to get golden in the corners.
- Remove from oven, sprinkle with pepper to taste.
How to serve: Serve hot on a dish one divided in triangular pieces.
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