Simple flat breads with vegetarian couscous

The Tuscan Cookbook, in which I recently found the recipes for crisped sage leaves, introduced me to another simple, yet delicious idea. This particular wonder, or wonders, are called “piadina” which are flat breads. Flour, butter and warm salted water and a hot, thick based frying pan create the piadina with less trouble than it takes to find a pair of scissors to cut open a dull packet of pitta bread. The recipe mentions hot coals, a “testa” and a lot of kneading but I can confirm that putting the ingredients in a Magimix, letting the dough rest and then cooking rolled out pieces, the size of a small egg, in a hot pan for a few minutes on each side, creates puffed up, amazing looking and similarly tasting bread. Tonight it will accompany a fine vegetarian couscous, in which are hidden several Merguez sausages  – luckily no one knows that but you.


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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4 Responses to Simple flat breads with vegetarian couscous

  1. A great blog post – not the first one that I have read on your website and have been impressed with. I hope you continue to write more as the information you provide has been very helpful to me and my partner.

  2. Eleonora says:

    Still wondering if I could possibly insert your properly linked and credited couscousiere photo on my blog. If you refuse, I understand. Just please kindly let me know.

    • Hi there

      Just hoping that you have received my reply. i cannot give permission to use the picture as my pictures are subject to a picture library contract. I use the pictures in my books and blogs,but I cannot resell them. You would have to contact , look up the picture under my name, and buy from them.

      Very sorry to let you down


  3. Eleonora says:

    Ciao Roger,
    thank you for your reply (I had not received it the first time). Hey, no worries. Thanks anyway and again congratulations on your fabulous work 🙂

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