Coca de mollitas, a simple but delicious recipe

The coca de mollitas is typical of the Alicante region. It goes perfectly well as an appetizer or to take it to any hike or route you want to do. The original is the delicious recipe with mollitas and salt, a mix of flour and extra virgin olive oil, but there are other recipes. Some bakeries cook it with sardines or vegetables, also delicious and healthy.

Here we bring you the original recipe, with a crunchy and tasty dough. It can also be prepared with puff pastry, although we prefer the crunchy and golden version of this coca. Easy to prepare, light, with ingredients that we can find in any supermarket and perfect to take to a day out.

Coca mollitas

Coca de mollitas, a close view

Ingredients for the coca de mollitas:

  • 3 glasses of flour
  • 1 glass of oil
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • A small spoonful of salt

How to make the coca de mollitas:

  1. First, we reserve a little of the flour and the oil aside for the mollitas. Then, in a bowl, pour the flour, the glass of oil and the glass of wine and stir vigorously with a spatula, to make this step easier. Add the salt and stir again.
  2. When we have a uniform dough, we extend it so that we have a very thin layer. To extend it, we recommend to do it in the middle of two baking papers with a rolling pin. When you get a thin layer, put it on a baking tray with this paper and bake the dough for 10 minutes at 220ºC at the bottom of the oven. It is important to turn the oven on up and down.
  3. Once these 10 minutes have ended, remove the tray and carefully cut the coca into small squares. With the oil and the flour that we have reserved before, we make the mollitas. To do this, we rub the oil with the flour little by little and pour the result on top of the coca. They will form small balls, which we must spread all over the coca.
  4. Put the coca in the middle part of the oven this time and let it cook for another 10 minutes. When it is golden brown, take it out of the oven and let it cool. If you prefer, you can skip the step of the mollitas and pour a little extra virgin olive oil on top of the coca and make an even easier recipe, adding salt flakes. Although this recipe will be delicious and you will want to repeat, that’s for sure.

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