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torta al testo

flat bread of Umbria

A flat bread, baked according to a recipe that goes back to Etruscan times on a 'testo', a heavy disc (this video shows how).

Another word for it is crescia (but not to be confused with the crescia sfogliata from the Marche); others call it pizza sotto il fuoco.

It's somewhat thicker than Romagna's piadina, and often filled with ham, cheese, sautéed spinach etc.

Pizzas, Focacce & Flatbreads


Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Michela Simoncini