Recently, we had the chance to break bread with Chef Joanne Weir, from Joanne Weir's Cooking Class, and talk all about Mediterranean ingredients and cooking styles. One of the dishes that she taught us how to make was a Spanish coca, or pizza. The toppings were simple but satisfying: wilted chard with sweet raisins and walnuts.
The result was light and satisfying, with a great combination of sweet and salty flavors. The crunchy texture of the walnuts complemented the wilted greens really well, which served as a great reminder to use this nutritious nut more often.
The recipe includes a simple dough that requires about one hour of rising time, but feel free to use your favorite store-bought pizza dough to make life easier on yourself. Another option is to make the dough ahead of time, freeze it, then take it out to thaw the morning that you plan to make your coca.
Find this simple and straightforward recipe when you keep reading.
Ingredients 1 tablespoon dry yeast Directions This contains a recipe for dough, but feel free to use premade dough to save time. Serves 6 to 8.
Spanish Coca With Wilted Green, Walnuts, and Raisins
2 tablespoons warm water
3 cups unbleached white bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup walnut halves
1 small bunch Swiss chard
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dry yeast
This contains a recipe for dough, but feel free to use premade dough to save time.
Serves 6 to 8.