– Catalan Spinach Flatbread Recipe – Coca de Espinacas –
This Catalan Spinach Flatbread recipe is super easy to make and it´s the perfect tapas appetizer for any occasion. It´s loaded with Spanish flavor, made with simple ingredients and can be served as an appetizer or even a main course. This flatbread is called ¨Coca de Espinacas¨ in Spanish and hails from the region of Catalunya in northeastern Spain. Cocas are very similar to pizza except they have no cheese and you can top them off with just about any ingredients you can think of. Traditionally this spinach flatbread is topped off with raisins, but I much prefer dried cranberries, they have a better texture and add a better flavor to the flatbread.
– How to Make Catalan Spinach Flatbread –
You have a couple of different options to make this Catalan Spinach Flatbread Recipe. I made my own dough (which is like insanely easy to make!) and added white wine to it, just because it adds another dimension of flavors to this flatbread. If white wine is not your thing you can substitute it for water. Alternatively you can use store bought pre-made pizza dough to make this flatbread. Either way you go this is a very easy recipe to make. Watch the video below on How to Make this Catalan Spinach Flatbread Recipe or check out the recipe card below, which you can print. Salud!
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Catalan Spinach Flatbread Recipe
FOR THE DOUGH
- -1 cup all-purpose flour
- -1 tsp baking powder
- -1/2 tsp sea salt
- -1/4 tsp white sugar
- -1 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
- -1/3 cup white wine
FOR THE SPINACH TOPPING
- -2 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
- -2 cloves garlic
- -4 cups spinach
- -sea salt
- -black pepper
- -1/2 cup dried cranberries
- -2 tbsp pine nuts
Heat a a large non-stick frying pan with a medium heat, once the pan get´s hot add 2 tablespoons of pine nuts and dry roast them for about 5 minutes until the start to lightly toast, set them aside, using the same pan with the same heat and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil and 2 cloves of garlic that have been minced, mix the garlic with the oil, about a minute later add 4 cups of tightly packed spinach, place a lid on top and lower the fire to a LOW heat, after 2 minutes remove the lid and season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, mix everything together and turn off the heat
To make the dough add 1 cup of all-purpose flour into a large bowl, also add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 a teaspoon of sea salt and a 1/4 teaspoon of white sugar, mix the dry ingredients together, then add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin Spanish olive oil and a generous 1/3 cup of white wine and mix everything together until you form a dough, then get in there with your hands and start kneading the dough inside of the bowl until you form a smooth dough and then shape it into a ball
Sprinkle some all-purpose flour into a flat surface and add the ball of dough on top, using the heel of your palm start gently pushing down on the dough, then start rolling it out, you want a rectangle design with a thickness of about 1/8 of an inch, then transfer the rolled out dough to a baking tray lined with parchment paper
Evenly distribute the spinach mixture on top of the dough, sprinkle the toasted pine nuts on top of the spinach and top it off with 1/2 a cup of dried cranberries, then add the baking tray to a pre-heated oven, bake only option 210 C - 410 F between 20 to 25 minutes
Once your coca de espinacas is fully baked let it rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes to let all the flavors develop
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