Gluten Free Piadina -- Italian Flat Bread

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is an adaptation of Piadina - Italian Flat Bread for Everything!. I'm still in the search for a great pizza (I can't eat wheat or yeast) and this recipe appealed to me. I've scaled it down and used it tonight for a pizza -- it was pretty good -- still not quite the same. I can't wait to use it for sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup gluten-free flour (I used Gluten Free Pantry's favorite sandwich bread mix)
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 34 tablespoon oil (I used grapeseed oil)
  • 14 cup ice water


  1. Sift together all dry ingredients into a small bowl.
  2. Make a well and add oil and water.
  3. Slowly mix the flour and liquid together until it forms a dough.
  4. Add more water (1 T at a time) until the dough is easy to handle.
  5. Knead on a flour dusted surface until the dough is smooth.
  6. Cut into two pieces.
  7. Roll out to about a 6" circle. Dust with flour as necessary.
  8. Heat a large skillet on high heat, when hot reduce heat, brush with oil and place flat bread in skillet.
  9. Prick bread with a fork.
  10. Turn over and brush with more oil and cook other side.
  11. Bread cooks very quickly.
  12. Repeat with remaining piece of dough.


Most Helpful

I thank you so much for this post! I left out the rosemary and garlic powder, rolled it a bit thinner and it became the closest thing to pita bread I have EVER taisted :) Even my husband who was raised on pita said it taisted SO good but it just didn't have the pocket (he ate 3 of them! and he's not celiac!) Look out babaghanouj ,here I come! Thanks again!

MAMASARAH May 23, 2010

The flavour is good. I used garlic salt for the salt amount and no additional garlic powder. I used guar gum in about 1/2 tsp, white rice flour and tapioca starch (double the amount of white rice flour) I thought it would puff up a bit but it didn't. I need to buy an ice cube tray so I didn't have ice cubes but used the coldest water from the tap (pretty cold). I used canola oil for the oil and fried it in a cast iron frying pan. We ate it right away while still warm. I may make this again.

UmmBinat May 16, 2010

This came out totally yummy! I made my own mix of white rice flour, millet flour, tapioca and arrowroot starch, a little ground almonds, 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum and 1 teaspoon psyllium husks. Although I forgot to use ice water and used tepid water instead, it turned out great. One eaten immediately from the skillet, the other one went into the toaster some hours later and became a fantastic crisp, almost cracker like snack that went well with some olive oil and freshly chopped herbs :) Thanks for posting this, definitely a keeper!!

Mia in Germany September 07, 2009

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