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Nonni's Zucchini Tiella Recipe

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Cristina Zajac


4 cups all-purpose flour
1 package Active dry yeast
3 medium/large zucchinis
1 onion
Olive Oil
Tbsp. Sugar
Parmesean Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
1 egg
Fresh Parsley

Making the dough/crust:

1. Combine yeast with cup of water & Tbsp. sugar
1a. Let sit for a few minutes to allow the water/yeast mixture to rise

2. Add a pinch of salt to the flour in a mixing bowl

3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour
3.a. Add about cup of warm water to flour mixture.
3.b. Knead dough in bowl adding more flour as needed
3.c. Add 1-2 Tbsp. of olive oil

4. Set dough aside & let rise - cover the bowl with a dishtowel and place in a warm oven about 1 hour

Zucchini Filling:

1. Wash, slice and dice the zucchini (throwing out the middle part with the seeds)
2. Thinly slice the onion

3. In a saucepan, combine - 1 cup of water, diced zucchini, sliced onion, olive oil & salt.
3.a. Steam until semi-soft, then drain water

4. Transfer zucchini mixture to a bowl - add salt, pepper, olive oil, 1 egg, parsley, mozzarella & parmesean cheeses - set aside

Put It All Together:

1. Coat a pie pan or baking pan with oil.

2. Roll out dough & place it in the pan for the bottom layer of crust

3. Fill with the zucchini mixture adding more oil & parmesean cheese

4. Cover with the top layer of dough and trim/pinch the edges

5. Make a few wholes on the top of the crust with a fork to vent

Bake at 400 for approx. 30 minutes

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1 hr & 20 min




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