Mario Batali's Piadina with Cherries, Bologna and Raclette

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Mario Batali's Piadina with Cherries, Bologna and Raclette

  • Piadina Dough (see below)
  • 1 pint cherries
  • 1 pound raclette thinly sliced (I like Black Star Farms)
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced bologna ( I like Pleva's home made bologna)

Makes 12 sammies

Preheat a gas grill or prepare a fire in a charcoal grill. Place a piastra (see page 000) on the grill to preheat.

Cut the dough into 12 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll each piece into a 6-inch round and place on two baking sheets or trays.

Pit the cherries by hand and slice them into halves. Put them in a shallow bowl and set aside.

Working in batches, place the rounds on the piastra and cook until light golden brown on the first side, about one to two minutes. Turn and repeat on the other side. Transfer to the baking sheets.

When all are done, place the soft raclette slices evenly over piadina and cover with the sliced bologna. Place the cherry halves on top of the bologna.

Place the piadina on the grill for a minute or two to rewarm them, then wrap in a napkin and serve.

Piadina Dough























Makes about 2 pounds












  • 4½ cups cake flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup lard or vegetable shortening, cut into tablespoons and chilled
  • 1 cup ice water

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a food processor and zap to mix. Scatter the pieces of lard over the flour and pulse just until incorporated. With the motor running, add the water and process just until the dough begins to clump together.

Turn the dough out and press it into a ball. It is ready to be used.

For more information on Mario Batali click here:  MARIO BATALI


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