Easy flatbreads with Grana Padano & Prosciutto di San Daniele

Easy flatbreads with Grana Padano & Prosciutto di San Daniele

By 25/08/2017

When I visit my family in Italy, the room where I sleep at my parent's house is located above a bakery. During the winter months all the windows are shut but in the summer when it is scorching hot and you have to sleep with all the windows open, every morning at about 6 am I wake up with an intense and persistent gorgeous smell of freshly baked bread and pastries.

This drives me insane: I start salivating and an ardent desire of freshly baked goodness possesses me. I totally lose control!

As soon as the bakery opens I am promptly there by the door ready to buy that crunchy fresh and perfumed bread. When I am on holiday I also sneak a cornetto or two in my shopping bag too.  Freshly baked bread and pastries are one of those little pleasures in life and they are fairly cheap too, so why not?!

Bread making is an art and that's why we have skilled bakers to make it for us but of course you can make your own bread at home too.

I am not particularly skilled at bread making but today I am sharing a very easy recipe for flatbreads which are great to serve with your meal or to be turned into a panino and be filled with whatever you fancy.

I filled mine generously with Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano two superb ingredients which carry the PDO logo - the Protected Designation of Origin mark which guarantees quality and origin.

Both are artisan products (and you know how passionate I am about artisan food); they are produced under strict standards. Prosciutto di San Daniele is an excellent source of proteins and vitamins, in particular B1 and minerals, especially phosphorus, zinc and potassium. Grana Padano is a great source of calcium and energy, easily digestible and therefore particularly recommended for children and elderly people, as well as for sportspeople.

Check out my visit to San Daniele where I learned how this prosciutto is made. We Italians are proud of our food and these can certainly be called Italian delicacies.

Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 6



In a bowl add the flour, the salt, the milk and the oil. Mix well then knead with your hands for a couple of minutes making a smooth ball. This isn't a traditional bread recipe so you don't need to knead it for long. Add extra flour if the dough is too sticky or a little extra milk if it is too dry.

Put it back in the bowl, cover it up with a cloth and let it rest for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle your work top with a little flour, cut the dough into 6 pieces, roll them into balls about the size of a golf ball and then roll them out about 3 mm or 1/10 inch thick.


Drizzle a little olive oil on to your griddle pan and heat it up until very hot.

Place your flatbreads on the pan, one at a time and cook for about 1 or 2 minutes turning them on both sides until you get those chargrilled marks.

Cooking flatbreads

Drizzle your flatbreads with olive oil, put some slices of Prosciutto di San Daniele on top, Grana Padano shavings, arugola leaves and drizzle with a little extra olive oil.

Flatbreads with Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano

Fold and tuck into your panino right now!

Enjoying a panino with Prosciutto di San Daniele, Grana Padano and arugola

Flatbreads with Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano

Check out my video on how to make them!


San Daniele logoGrana Padano logo Protected designation of origin


Check out the Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano websites to learn more about these great Italian products.

This post is in collaboration with the Consortiums of Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele. All opinions are my own.


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13 Responses to Easy flatbreads with Grana Padano & Prosciutto di San Daniele

  1. Gloria Roa

    love these flatbreads cara !
    Look sooo good !
    baci !

    • Alida

      Grazie, I make these often when I run out of bread.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    my mouth is watering terribly, Alida. Everything is so FRESH and the flavour combo is fantastic too.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Alida

      Oh I like that! Thanks my friend.

  3. GottaEAT

    What a Lovely post! FIVE STARS! How do you make them without self raising flour?

    • Alida

      These are flatbreads so they don’t need to rise but having said that you will get nice bubbles of air when they are cooked on a very hot griddle pan.

  4. elisabetta

    This reminds me of a delicious piadina which I had in Verona recently. I particularly like your recipe as it contains olive oil instead of lard. Also the simple filling of crudo, grana and rucola is a favourite of mine. Will make for sure. Thanks and have a lovely long weekend 🙂

    • Alida

      Oh yes they are very similar to piadina. Relaxing this weekend, hope you are having a good one too. Ciao!

  5. Chiara

    questa specie di piadina mi attira molto, qui da me andrebbe a ruba ! Buona domenica Alida !

  6. Anne

    Thank you so much for this recipe it worked perfectly first time. We eat them Swedish style with prawns and mayo. But the next day I made a ham and cheese panini. Lovely.

    • Alida

      I am pleased you enjoyed it and a prawn version sounds very good too!

  7. Mila

    La piadina resta deliziosa in tutto il mondo!!!!

    • Alida

      Quando finisco il pane la faccio spesso.

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