Back in the day, I was doing my junior year of college in Italy. My Italian pals and I were out on the mean streets of Livorno, sometime around midnight, and our young tummies were growling for a snack. Luckily, they knew just the spot. We drove across town to a little food cart in an empty parking lot, with about 10 people in line waiting for a hot serving of "cinque-cinque:" which is a slice of bread and a slice of "torta di ceci." Some people call it socca, some people call it farinata, but it will always be torta di ceci for me. Right then and there, I fell in love with this magical, savory little item made with chickpea flour.
And yet, somehow, I'd never thought of filling it up with veggies! Genius! So, when I saw Ricki's post on "quizza" - half quiche + half pizza - which was a giant torta di ceci stuffed full with veggies, I knew that I had to try it.
The only thing I changed was that I added a tiny bit more salt, and a whole bunch of black pepper. For me, black pepper and torta di ceci are like chocolate and peanut butter. Two great tastes that taste great together. I LOVED THIS STUFF. Also, it was super easy, almost zero effort, made great leftovers, is good any time of day, and is an awesome way to eat veggies and high-protein chickpea flour. This is definitely a new favorite recipe for me. Try it, you'll love it!
p.s. don't be scared that the batter is so liquidy. It's supposed to be like that. :)