Scaccia (plural: scacce), scacciata or sciachiatta is a stuffed flat bread in Sicilian cuisine. Scaccia is made with a very thin rectangular layer of dough, folded on itself three or four times. It can be stuffed with different ingredients, the more common variations are ricotta cheese and onion, cheese and tomato, tomato and onion, or tomato and eggplant, depending on location, taste, or season. It is baked and can be eaten hot or cold. "Scacciata" derives from the Sicilian word meaning to drive away, equivalent to the Italian word "schiacciata" meaning to crush or to flatten. Scaccia can be found in Ragusa and Siracusa,[1][2][3][4][5] as well as some Sicilian-American communities (namely Middletown, Connecticut).[6][7][8]

Scaccia with tomato and scaccia with ricotta cheese and onion
Sicilian scacciata

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  1. ^ "Schiacciata all'olio, Tuscan flat bread | Visit Tuscany".
  2. ^ Cinzia Codeluppi (2012-02-06). Cucina Siciliana. Edizioni Demetra. ISBN 8844042096.
  3. ^ Ciccio Sultano. La mia cucina siciliana. G.R.H. ISBN 8889711000.
  4. ^ Franco Bucchieri, Emanuela Distefano and Francesco Tidona (2003). Antiche ricette negli Iblei.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Scaccia Ragusana (Tomato and Cheese Pie)".
  6. ^ "Potato Pie". 2002-02-17.
  7. ^ "Scaciatta, a Sicilian Family Heirloom". 2012-10-09.
  8. ^ "I Grew up in Middletown Invitation". 2016-05-10.