Italian Chickpea Pancake (Farinata)

This delicious Italian flatbread is made with a few simple ingredients including chickpea flour and olive oil.


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for pan


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the chickpea flour, salt, warm water and olive oil. Let batter rest at room temperature for 2 hours.
  2. One hour before baking, heat oven and cast-iron skillet to 475°F.
  3. After 1 hour, carefully remove the hot pan from the oven. Drizzle in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Pour in batter and bake for 12-15 minutes, until firm. Place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  4. Cut into wedges to serve.