The Catalan coca recipe is an essential part of Spanish cuisine. Typical of Catalonia, it is one of the most prepared recipes also in the east. Coca is physically reminiscent of the Italian pizza. The recipe can vary, as there are different types: sweet or salty.
For example, one of the best known is the coca of Saint John, a sweet coca mostly eaten during the summer solstice. It can be prepared in different ways: candied with marzipan, cream and decorated with cracklings, pine nuts or candied fruit.
Salted ones are also very popular. The recapte coca has its origin in the use of products that were in the pantry. It is a dough with escalivada (onion, tomato, roasted aubergines and peppers), sardines, herrings or Catalan sausage (butifarra).
The recipe for Catalan coca is perfect for eating at parties, as it is easy to eat with your hands and standing up. Throughout history it has been transformed into an endless number of recipes: olive coca, artichoke coca, onion coca, cabello de ángel coca, hazelnut coca… Today we introduce you to two of its most typical variants.