Ati Mpanata is a sort of Calzone with vegetables, often wild vegetables, inside. The name MPANATA probably came from Spanish, it means literally “covered by bread”. We propose here the basic old version without cheese. This way to cover a pizza was also a system to have a complete meal to transport. Special during the work on fields usually prepared with vegetables, fish or potatoes, here the recipe made by chard or wild chard.
INGREDIENTS FOR FOUR PEOPLE :
- 600g of flour Durum Wheat (an old variety if possible: russello, margarito, timilia)
- 0.350lt water
- 1 cube of yeast
- 2 bunches of chard
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 100 grams of dried tomatoes
- 30g of extra virgin olive oil (2 tablespoons)
Dissolve the yeast in a bowl with a glass of warm water. In a large bowl put the flour and add the yeast. Knead, adding water necessary to obtain a smooth mixture. Form a loaf and carve with a knife. When done let stand in a warm place about 2 and a half minutes.
Roll out the dough and place on an oiled baking pan and put on the sauce.
Apply a paste of the same shape and size and place it over, closing the ends turning them on themselves. Skew with a fork on the top. Put the “mpanata” in the hot oven and put to 180° for 30 minutes.