Fainá, a traditional and simple recipe for the famous Italian farinata

Like many other recipes, it Genoese farinata It is derived from the foods grown in the area, chickpeas and oil, which are the main ingredients of this preparation.

faina From Genoa it spread to other regions From Italy and even other countries, and while there are still areas in Italy where it is eaten on its own, today in places like Argentina it is common to serve it as an accompaniment to pizza with provolone or mozzarella cheese.

Either way, it’s delicious, and below we’ll tell you how to make this cake with chickpea flour so that it has the right texture and thickness that it should be. traditional should be very good.

Monica Prego

recipe information

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • cooking time: 40 minutes
  • total time50 minutes (plus dough rest time)
  • portions: 6:00
  • Status:: incoming
  • type of cuisinein Italian
  • Calories per serving (kcal): 168:

Farinata or fainá ingredients

  • 700 ml of cold water
  • 150 g of chickpea flour
  • 50 ml of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ground black pepper

Ingredients for making fainaMonica Prego

How to make farinata or faina

Pour 700 ml of water into a bowl and add 150 g of chickpea flour without stirring.

Mixing water with chickpea flour to make fainaMonica Prego

After mixing, add 50 ml of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt and continue to mix. When we see that the dough is well integrated, we cover it and let it rest in the refrigerator, for a minimum of 3 hours and even more, and it can last up to 8 hours. In this way, the flour will be moistened, and the texture of the final dough will be much finer.

Adding olive oil to the fanaMonica Prego

After the resting time, turn on the oven and mark 230 °C with low heat from above to warm it up. When the oven reaches the specified temperature, grease a baking dish or pan and add the batter, which should be fine. For this amount of dough, I used a baking tray with a diameter of 28 cm.

Pour the faina batter onto the baking trayMonica Prego

Bake the faina until golden and crisp, about 40 minutes, which may vary with each oven. After it is ready, take it out of the oven and add ground black pepper.

freshly baked fainaMonica Prego

Mix it and serve hot and cut into triangles.

Fainá is cut into trianglesMonica PregoFainá is ready to serveMonica Prego

Easy cooking overview

  1. Mix water with chickpea flour
  2. Add the oil and salt and let it cool for 3 to 8 hours
  3. Heat the oven to 230 °C and pour the mixture into the mold
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes, remove it and add ground black pepper
  5. Assemble it and serve cut into triangles

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