We all have recipes that elicit special feelings and warm our hearts. For me Scacciatta is one of those recipes. (Which I might add, for many years I have been spelling it “schachada”, so I finally did learn the correct spelling).
It is comfort food for our soul and takes us back to pleasant memories. To this day I make it in the pan my mother used for many, many years. My mom’s Scacciatta was so good and her dough was always so perfect!! I am still working on that one.
Wondering What to make for Dinner this Weekend?
This is such a great weekend meal and a good meal to have around the table with a bunch of friends. So start making some calls and fill up your table this evening!
Put out some wine and cheese, put on the music and have a party!
Serve with a big salad with some nice oil and vinegar dressing (I like when my salad dressing leaves a pool on my plate so I can dip the bread in it J).
So pull up a chair and come join us for dinner!!
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In a small bowl mix ½ cup warm water with sugar and yeast and let sit for 10 minutes (you should see yeast beginning to work).
In large bowl add 2 cups warm water, salt and olive oil and combine,
Add yeast mixture and then begin to work flour into the mix.
Add enough flour to create a workable dough. Get some flour on your work surface and knead dough to a smooth consistency.
Have big bowl ready and coat with olive oil and add dough, cover with plastic wrap or towel and put in warm place until double in size (about 2-3 hours).
In a large frying pan heat olive oil to coat bottom and add onions and garlic cook for 10 minutes or until onions are translucent.
Add the ground beef and the sausage and sauté until cooked through.
Add the spinach and tomatoes heat through.
Split your dough in half and roll out to fit in your pan with enough to come up the sides.
Put a layer of provolone and mozzarella and add meat filling, using a slotted spoon so you don’t have much liquid (reserve liquid).
Roll out top layer and cover, sealing dough all around.
Use some of the liquid and rub on the top dough.
Bake in 350 oven for 50-60 minutes.