Coca Mallorcan Recipe

How to cook the traditional vegetable pie

This traditional Mallorcan vegetable pie is quickly prepared and a delicious snack for a picnic at the beach – not only on Sant Joan!

Ingredients for 24 servings of Coca:

For the base:

  • 1 kg flour
  • 30g yeast
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 150g lard
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mild paprika

For the filling:

  • 1kg red pepper
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • Parsley

Put the flour and a pinch of salt into a large bowl, caving a hole in the centre. Dissolve the yeast and the sugar in two tablespoons of lukewarm water and add to the hole. Work the ingredients into a dough and set aside to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Heat the lard and mix with the egg and 175ml of warm water. Work in the dough until it is smooth and elastic. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Grease a baking sheet and spread the dough on it about half a cm high, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with mild paprika. Clean the peppers and bake at 220 degrees in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then remove their skin, clean the seeds out and cut the peppers into stripes. Lay on the dough together with the chopped garlic and parsley, add salt and pepper and sprinkle with olive oil. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.

Put the flour and a pinch of salt into a large bowl, caving a hole in the centre. Dissolve the yeast and the sugar in two tablespoons of lukewarm water and add to the hole. Work the ingredients into a dough and set aside to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Heat the lard and mix with the egg and 175ml of warm water. Work in the dough until it is smooth and elastic. Set aside for 30 minutes. Grease a baking sheet and spread the dough on it about half a cm high, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with mild paprika. Clean the peppers and bake at 220 degrees in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then remove their skin, clean the seeds out and cut the peppers into stripes.Lay on the dough together with the chopped garlic and parsley, add salt and pepper and sprinkle with olive oil. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.

¡Ready to enjoy!

Dr. Helen Cummins is a lifestyle editor, publisher and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 20 years. She started abcMallorca.com in 2003 which has grown into one of the island’s largest websites with over 6 million visits per annum.

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