Coca de Recapte (flatbread)

Hola!

For today I have something very Catalan. Some of you might think that it’s pizza, but it’s not. Though there are similarities. Its name is Coca de Recapte. It’s make with bread dough, onto which you spread your choice of seasonal vegetables.

Traditionally, Coca de Recapte was made in the Catalan towns at a time when peasants didn’t have their own ovens. They would collect their vegetables from their gardens and they would take it to the town bakery, where bakers would use the vegetables to bake coques (plural of coca).

In Catalonia, the most traditional coca de recapte is made with escalivada (roasted eggplant, red peppers and onions) and then sometimes topped with other ingredients such as, sardines, butifarra (catalan sausage), onion or spinach. Today, you’ll find these coques with almost any ingredient; mushrooms, tuna, olives all, artichokes etc.

The coca can be served cold or hot. (Just like pizza!)

Makes 2 medium-sized Coques de Recapte.

Ingredients:

– 3 cups bread flour

– 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (if you don’t have it, just use more bread flour)

– 2 teaspoons dry yeast

– 1 cup water

– 2 teaspoons salt

– drizzle of olive oil

– 1 red bell pepper

-1 yellow bell pepper

– 1 onion

– bunch of spinach

– 6 to 8 small mushrooms

– goat cheese (optional)

– sardines (optional)

– salt and pepper for seasoning

– use any other vegetables that you want as toppings.

Preheat your oven to 390F.

Mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add the yeast and the water. I used a KitchenAid mixer to  mix it on medium speed for 10 to 15 minutes.

Mixing the dough
Mixing the dough in the mixer.
Kneading the dough
Kneading the dough

Once it’s done mixing, knead the dough with your hands and then let it rest in a bowl for 2 hours.

While we are waiting for the dough to rise, let’s roast the vegetables. See my escalivada recipe for a suggestion.( Roasted eggplant, peppers and the onions.) Again, add more/different vegetables to roast.

After letting the dough rest for 2 hours (or until the dough doubles), divide it into two pieces. Using your rolling pin, roll each dough into an oblong shape. Drizzle some olive oil on top of each piece.

Before
Before
After 2hours
After 2hours
Divide it in 2
Divide it in 2

Add the toppings on the coques and ready to put in the oven.

Shape them!
Shape them!
Add the cheese
Add the toppings and cheese

Cook them for 25 to 30 minutes and ready to serve!

Spinach. mushroom and goat cheese
Spinach. mushroom and goat cheese
Red and yellow pepper, onion and goat cheese
Red and yellow bell peppers, onion and goat cheese
Add some anchovies!
Add some anchovies!

Serve hot or cold, Bon profit!

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Coca de Recapte (flatbread)

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Ivette

Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at joyofspanishcooking@gmail.com Bon profit!

13 thoughts on “Coca de Recapte (flatbread)

  1. yeah Ivette, That’s a Nice substitute of pizza, looks tasty and easy to cook, we can add different ingredients & vegetables for different taste every time, Another great recipe 🙂

  2. Hello! Miss you! I love seeing your post almost everyday…..This one I’ll have to make for sure. Much love and see you soon, I hope!
    kate O

    1. Hi there! I miss you too. Thank you so much. I love your new blog. And of course, I love every single picture that you draw. Awesome! Hope to see you soon in CO! XO

  3. I want to make this for my Spanish 4 project. Can i add tomato sauce and chicken? If I do, am I supposed to bake it on the flatbread?

    1. Absolutely! Bake the dough first and cook the chicken separate (roast, boil… ). Add the chicken at the end. If you want to broil some cheese, broil it for a few minutes, you don’t want to dry the chicken. 🙂 Good luck on your project!

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