Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Socca Pizza & Keeping Cool


Hey hey. I hope everyone is keeping cool, wherever you may be. From the looks of it most of the country is experiencing some pretty toasty weather. I honestly can’t really complain because I drive to work, work in an office with AC and have AC at home. But if you don’t have those luxuries in this heat wave, I suggest you go jump in a body of water and then eat an ice cream cone, k?


Last night for dinner I made some Socca. Don’t know what it is? It’s pretty much a bread made with chickpea flour. This was my second attempt at making it, the first was a complete failure, and I’d say I’ve almost figured it out. In any case, it was mighty delicious topped with Italian seasoned diced tomatoes, goat cheese and fresh Basil.


  • 3/4 chickpea flour
  • 3/4 c water
  • 2 T olive oil (I used only 2 t which may have contributed to the slight pan stickage I encountered)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Oil round cake pan very well.

Mix chickpea flour, water and olive oil with a wire whisk. Pour batter into round pan.

Bake for about 40 minutes until cracks form on top.

Carefully remove from pan by running knife along edges then flipping pan onto another plate. (Hopefully yours doesn’t stick!)

Serves 1-2


Like I said, I topped mine with tomatoes, goat cheese and fresh basil. I stuck it under the broiler for a few minutes to warm the tomatoes and cheese. Aside from the Socca being a bit under seasoned (next time I’ll add a touch of salt and perhaps some herbs), it was delicious! It had a bit of chew yet crumbled and held up to the toppings when sliced.

To celebrate my mostly successful Socca making attempt, I whipped up some banana soft serve.


I’m sure most know what banana soft serve is and how it’s made but if you don’t, it’s simply frozen chunks of ripe bananas pureed in the food processor until they achieve a soft-serve like consistency. It’s easy, tasty and the perfect solution for a lazy girl who wants ice cream but doesn’t want to go get it.


Plop some fresh berries on top and you have a cheap, frosty dessert to enjoy while watching:

Pretty Little Liars Profile Photo

I’m not ashamed.

Have you ever made/had Socca before? How did you prepare/eat it?


  1. oooh yum! I've never made socca but it looks delicious. whenever I make pizza or bread of any kind though I line the pan with parchment paper, one of my kitchen must haves; and itd definitely help with stickage.

    and I just got a new ice cream cook book. I swear if I do not get an ice cream maker I will die! hehe. put in the window unit tonight (my first ever! since I've only ever had central air in texas!); so chilly me here I come!

  2. I love your toppings, and I've never made Socca and don't think I've ever had it. I will have to give it a try!

  3. That socca looks amazing. Love in season tomatoes and that looks packed with them. And of course, I'm a sucker for anything goat cheese.

  4. I've REALLY been wanting to try socca! The perfect gluten-free pizza dough! How fun.

    And I've never heard of that movie, but I already know I want to see it. I'm totally a chick-flick kind of gal.

  5. The recipe recommended parchment paper but I was out... I guarantee it would have been a bit more successful with it!

  6. Try it!!! Definitely nice change up from traditional pizza crust.

    It's actually a TV show (I know... WAY bigger time commitment) but is addictive. And ridiculous. Two of my favorite things ;)

  7. Yes, definitely do! If you are a pizza fanatic (like me) you will enjoy the change up with the non-traditional pizza crust.

  8. Not gonna lie, those were actually canned tomatoes. I know! Who am I using canned tomatoes this time of year? It was a lazy girl dinner! Fresh tomatoes could only make it THAT much better. And goat cheese?! Seriously, I could eat it in my cereal... (okay so that's a stretch but you get me!)

  9. I haven't tried socca yet, but totally want to. Sounds tasty!

    I made banana soft serve last night, totally hit the spot for my ice cream craving. So hot out there!


  10. I'm seriously so addicted to it. I pretty much squealed when I found a bundle of ripe bananas at the supermarket on the reduced produce table.

  11. i've been on a serious banana soft serve kick lately! and just picked up some chickpea flour to try socca! yours looks delicious :)

  12. oooh, can't wait to see what you do with the socca!

  13. I've been seeing socca all over the blogs now. I like anything that you can make pizza out of so I'll have to try it out.