I call it Italy's version of the pita bread!
How it is served can be very versatile (it can be cooked, filled and folded or cooked and opened - like it is here). You can fill it with sweet stuff (like Nutella and strawberries...a favourite in my household) of savoury fillings like this! And, make it easy on yourself...use store bought pizza dough!
My Favourite Piadina
1 pkg pizza dough (raw)
250 g thinly sliced procuitto
small round of brie, sliced
small bunch of arugula
1/4 c fig jam (I make my own but you can find store bought...often found, strangly enough, in the deli section of some supermarkets)
Heat a pannini grill (this can also be done on a bbq). Tear off a small piece of the raw dough and stretch it out. Place it on the grill and close it for a few minutes (until it gets golden brown).
Remove it from the grill and slice it open (horizontally); it will be warm and soft on the inside! Spread half with the fig jam. Place a handful of arugula on the bottom of the other half, and then top with a few slices of prociutto, and a few slices of creamy brie. Close it up and munch away...incredibly easy, super fast and crazy good!