In Rome alongside the ever-present pizza, lives a very delicious alternative – Pinsa Romana. A smaller oval shaped bread from Rome, topped with all manner of tasty ingredients.
Just like pizza, it’s the ultimate fast-food, but unlike pizza, it’s light and less likely to leave you feeling bloated. They say pinsa is easier to digest due to the combination of flours used for the dough. This also gives the bread its open texture – crisp on the outside, soft and chewy inside.
In Rome, there are endless flavour combinations to choose from, I’m showcasing my four favourites: Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil, Mushroom, Potato & Sausage and the delicious Mortadella, Burrata (or stracciatella) & Pistachio. Yum!
The dough is a labour of love, but once that’s mastered, the cooking (and indeed eating) is fast furious. And you don’t need any fancy equipment and you can achieve great results with a regular oven – great news!