As with Formaggio (cheese) from last week’s post, pane (bread) is a main staple in Italian eating. Have you heard of Cecìna Pane? Here is a little about the Tuscan tasty treat. It is great as an appetizer or snack and is delicious right out of the oven. It has been said that this type of bread has been around since Roman times. If you do a search on Cecìna bread you can find many recipes to make it in your own home, your own little Tuscan escape. Buon appetito!
Cecìna – Originating along the Tuscan coast, this pizza-like flat bread is made from a batter consisting of water, olive oil, and chickpea flour. Sea salt, black pepper, and rosemary are often used to season each thin, crisp pancake. Cecina and Farinata are virtually identical.