Over the last few months I’ve been trying to cook with different flours as Chloe had to change to a gluten free diet. At the time of making this she was dairy, egg, soya and gluten free which was really difficult. We have since managed to reintroduce egg which has made our life a little easier and we are hoping to start trying soya next week.
I bought a big batch of chickpea flour and as we love flatbreads decided to try making these, I didn’t create the original recipe for chickpea flatbreads or socca as some people call them – all recipes I’ve found use equal amounts of water and flour but I added some herbs and this is way we cook ours:
You will need:
250g of chickpea flour
250 ml of water
3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 tbsp of diced fresh herbs ( I used oregano )
Additional oil for frying
This should make about 3 thickish flatbreads/pancakes.
Mix together your flour, water, herbs and oil and rest for a few hours. I like to leave mine overnight as I think it’s a better batter after a good, long rest. Now oil a frying pan and heat over a moderate to high heat and pour in your batter ( I tend to use a ladle ) cook until it’s firming up around the edges (about 4 minutes) before flipping it like a pancake and cook for a further 3 minutes until brown on both sides. If you want more of a charred top you could now pop it under a grill for a minute or two. These are also pretty awesome in a pizza oven.
Great to eat immediately, drizzled with a good oil and a sprinkling of sea salt but they are also just fine the next day eaten sliced and cold. I give these to Chloe ( minus the salt) and she loves them.
Serving ideas – ideal for topping like pizza but perhaps try some pesto and rocket on top or hummus and roasted peppers. Delicious.
Gluten free, dairy free, soya and egg free. Perfect if you are serving food to people with various allergies.
Some recipes from fellow food bloggers using Chickpea Flour.
Dark Chocolate Dipped Ginger Biscuits
Coconut Chickpea Chocolate Cake
Chickpea & Almond Biscuits
Mexican Vegan Crustless Quiche
Quick Indian Pancakes With Spiced Potato Filling
Bacon, Mushroom & Basil Savoury Muffins
Banana Bread Chickpea Flour Muffins