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What is Pinsa?

Pinsa is an oblong flatbread pizza that was created in Rome by Corrado Di Marco in 2001. The crust is a made from a blend of wheat flour, rice flour, and soy flour. The wheat flour provides the gluten structure. The rice flour gives a lighter texture. The soy flour adds flavor, protein, and some chewiness.

The Pinsa can be baked in the oven or on a grill. The word Pinsa has a Latin origin meaning “to stretch or to beat or press.” This refers to stretching the dough to fill you up with only a few ingredients.

A Pinsa crust is crispy, light and airy. Toppings can be any favorite combination you prefer. A simple combination includes pesto, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Or make a dessert with fresh peaches, honey and walnuts.

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About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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