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Spanish Coca with Wilted Greens, Walnuts and Raisins

Spanish Coca with Wilted Greens, Walnuts and Raisins

Makes 2 coca to serve 6-8.


1 tablespoon dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm water
3 cups unbleached bread white flour
1 teaspoon salt 1 cup warm water
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup golden raisins
½ cup walnut halves
1 small bunch Swiss chard
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in 2 tablespoons warm water. Let stand 10 minutes until frothy. Add the flour, salt, 1 cup warm water and 4 tablespoons olive oil. Knead on a floured surface until smooth, elastic and slightly tacky to the touch, about 7 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a oiled bowl and turn it over so that it is completely coated with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place, about 75F. Allow to rise until double in volume, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 

Preheat an oven to 375F.

Pour 1 cup boiling water over all the raisins and let stand 15 minutes. Drain.

Place the walnut halves on a baking sheet and toast until fragrant and light golden, 7 minutes.

Remove the stems from the Swiss chard, wash, and spin dry well. Warm 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and stir for 5 seconds. Add the Swiss chard and raisins and cook, tossing occasionally with tongs, until wilted, about 6 to 8 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper.

Place a pizza stone on the bottom shelf of the oven and increase the oven temperature to 500F.

Punch down dough and cut into 2 pieces. Flour surface and roll one piece of the dough into a long, flat oval shape, 3/8" thick, 8" X 10". Build up edges slightly. Place the dough on a well-floured pizza peel or paddle. Place half of the greens on the dough, distribute evenly, leaving a ½" border around the edge. Top with the walnuts and drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake until golden and crispy, 15 to 18 minutes.

Remove coca from pan and cut into wedges. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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