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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Socca is a delicious traditional chickpea flour flatbread from the South of France, originally from around Nice and Monaco.
Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
  • cups chickpea flour
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Oil (to grease baking sheets)
  • Pepper
  1. Pour cold water into a bowl and add the chickpea flour gradually while whisking.
  2. Add salt and olive oil and stir well again. The consistency of the dough is similar to a pancake's.
  3. Cover the dough and let it rest for an hour at room temperature.
  4. Preheat oven to maximum temperature (500F/300C or more) then put in ventilated grill position if the oven has this option, or grill position with door ajar, if not.

  5. Brush the baking sheet with oil, then pour the dough to a thickness of about ⅛ inch (3mm).

  6. Bake for 7 minutes. Be sure to watch while cooking. Socca should be brown and even slightly burnt in some places. The top should be crisp and the bottom softer.
  7. Take out of the oven, and immediately cut the socca in pieces of about 2x2 inches (5x5cm) or triangles and sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.

  8. Eat immediately.