Piadinas are an authentic Italian street food. They’ve been loved by Italians for centuries because of their signature flaky crust, fresh ingredients and savory flavors. No matter how you say it, the piadina is a delicious new way to learn a little Italian at lunch.
Olive Garden Restaurant Copycat Recipe
4 1/2 cups cake flour (plus more for dusting)
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup lard or butter (cut into cubes)
1 cup ice water
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Scatter the pieces of lard over the flour and pulse just until incorporated. With the motor running, add the water and process just until the dough begins to clump together. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick.
Heat griddle to medium heat. Cut the dough into 3 inch rounds. Working in batches, place the rounds on the griddle and cook until light golden brown on the first side, about 1 to 2 minutes. Turn and repeat on the other side.
These are the Piadinas currently on the menu at Olive Garden. Once you have created the bread stuff them with your favorite grilled meat, vegetables and Italian cheese.
- GRILLED CHICKEN PIADINA: Grilled chicken, fresh spinach and savory Italian cheese sauce seasoned with garlic, basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Served with a side of marinara.
- GRILLED VEGETABLE PIADINA: Roasted red peppers, mushrooms, fresh spinach and a savory Italian cheese sauce seasoned with garlic, basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Served with a side of marinara.