Monday, May 11, 2020

Catalan Coca #BakingBloggers

This Spanish style "pizza" or "flatbread" is quick and easy to make and the perfect Meatless Monday meal.

Yeast dough risen and shaped into a gorgeous oval, painted with olive oil and then topped with thinly sliced vegetables and baked to a golden brown.  Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve as an appetizer, snack or light lunch.
 Sue of Palatable Pastime and the administrator of Baking Bloggers invited us to visit Spain this month.....

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May 2020: Baking of Spain

I decided to make a Catalan Coco, popular in the Spanish Mediterranean.  The "coca" refers to the pastry that I am sharing with you today.  It can be sweet or savory.  You can top it with whatever ingredients you like and have on hand.  

Once the dough is made and has risen you roll it into an oval and paint it with olive oil.  Cut a criss-cross pattern with a sharp knife and then paint it with olive oil.

Then you can top it with anything you wish.  Popular toppings in Spain include tomato sauce, spinach, hard boiled eggs, thinly slice vegetables, anchovies, red peppers, eggplant, zucchini, sausage, etc.  You can also top it with creme ( pudding) for a sweet treat.

I chose to top mine with thin slices of eggplant, sweet onion, zucchini and yellow squash.  After it was baked I drizzled it with a little more olive oil and served it up as a light Meatless Monday Meal.

Catalan Coca

Catalan Coca

Yield: 3 servings
Yeast dough risen and shaped into a gorgeous oval, painted with olive oil and then topped with thinly sliced vegetables and baked to a golden brown. Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve as an appetizer, snack or light lunch.


  • 2 1/4 t. active dry yeast
  • 2 c. flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1 1/2 T. olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • thinly sliced veggies of choice (I used eggplant, onions, and squash)


  1. Place the yeast, flour and salt in large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with dough hook.  Make a well in the center and pour the water and olive oil into the well.  
  2. Turn mixer on med high and mix until a ball is formed, adding more water, a teaspoon at a time, as needed.  Knead until ball is smooth and elastic, remove from bowl, add a little more olive oil to the bowl, roll dough ball around olive oil to cover.  Cover the bowl with a damp towel and place in a warm, draft free area for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  3. Roll the dough into an oval about 1/2" thick and place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment or a silicone mat.  Paint the dough with a little more olive oil and then make shallow cuts in a diamond shape with a sharp knife.
  4. Crimp the edges of the dough to make a border.  Cover with toppings of choice and bake in a preheated 450* oven for 15 minutes, until golden brown and vegetables are tender.
  5. Drizzle with additional olive oil before serving.
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  1. I love that you made coca - it's one that I enjoyed many times when I lived in Catalunya. Actually I don't think I ever saw one with a tomato sauce (pizza-like) topping, but vegetables definitely. Yum!

    1. Thanks Caroline. I read several articles and most said just veggies but I did see one that included tomato sauce written by a woman that lived there so I included that information.

  2. I have loved all the olive oil prominent in the recipes today. This looks like a delicious way to use the zucchini I see showing up in the markets in abundance.

  3. This looks incredible! I have never heard of this and totally need to try it! I love the pattern in the dough.

  4. This looks BEAUTIFUL!! I need to try very soon - maybe combine a few of these Spanish inspired bakes for a feast. Yumm!

  5. Fun! This has been on my list for a while, but I still havent gotten around to making it. Looks great and the perfect way to use up leftover vegetables!

  6. A perfect vegetarian coca and like the crisis cross lines on the dough

  7. It was my first time trying this dish and it was a hit.


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  9. I love this, and as soon as we can gather in groups, I'll have to try my hand at making it and bringing it to a potluck. Or I could just make it for myself and not share.


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