In centuries past in the countryside they lit a fire in the oven to bake bread and cook other types of foods: vegetables, sweets or even a crispy “schiacciata”. This type of pizza, about 1 cm thick, made with a bit of bread dough, was given this name that means “flattened” since the dough is flattened in a pan and flavoured with lard, sage, salt pepper and onions, depending on your taste. It has a round or rectangular shape and can be served either cold or hot. While it was once considered a special snack, it is also a great substitute for bread and served with typical Umbrian cured meats. Today it is often served in restaurants as an appetizer in platters containing Umbrian fare or as a tasty hors d’oeuvre.
A thin flat bread with an oval, squared or rectangular shape.
Region of Umbria.