How to Make Farinata

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Farinata is nothing more than a simple garbanzo bean flour batter which is spiked with olive oil and salt and baked in a very hot oven. The surface gets crusty, the edges get crispy, and yet the inside stays moist and sort of creamy. The texture is easy to explain, but the taste, not so much. Very earthy, comforting, and satisfying.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 10-inch pan

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups garbanzo flour

  • 2 cups lukewarm water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary (Optional)

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Combine garbanzo flour and water in a bowl; whisk until batter is smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a plate and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours. Skim as much foam as possible from top of batter. Whisk salt, rosemary, and 3 tablespoons olive oil into batter.

  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

  3. Place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over high heat and heat until smoking hot. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil in skillet and swirl to coat bottom of skillet with oil. Continue to heat until oil shimmers and a wisp of smoke rises from oil.

  4. Quickly pour batter into hot oil; carefully transfer skillet to preheated oven.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cake is browned and crusty, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate, cut into wedges, and serve hot. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper.

    close up view of Farinata in a cast iron skillet with a spatula
    SLIMMETTE

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 483mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 5g
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 203mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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