Line 2 - 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper, depending on if you like the pastette to touch as they spread during baking or not.
Sprinkle about 1 cup of flour on your work surface to a diameter of about 30 cm.
Scoop about ⅓ of the batter on the centre. It will spread slightly.
Sprinkle a little flour on top and pat down lightly to a thickness should be about 1 to 2 cm. Run the tines of a fork on the surface to release air bubbles.
Using a bench scrapper, cut a 5cm (2 inch) strip, trying to separate it from the rest of the mass. Dip the scrapper into flour after each cut to prevent sticking. Then cut the traditional diamond shape from the strip, about 5cm wide, dipping the scrapper into the flour after each cut.
Switch to a slotted flat spatula and a quick motion, lift the pastetta off the surface. Be careful as the dough is quite soft. Gently shake the spatula to encourage the flour from the bottom of each pastetta to be released. Then, gently place on the baking sheet. Each pastetta may vary slightly in size and shape.
Typically, the pastette are placed within 2 cm of each other so that during the baking time, they will spread and touch. If you prefer to not have them touch, then place them about 4cm apart on all sides. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until they are lightly coloured on the edges. Typically, these pastette are very pale in colour but you can bake them a little longer if you prefer a little more colour.
Once done, remove baking sheets from oven. Let stand a few minutes before lifting each pastetta from the pan. Gently separate them if they have joined. You can use a sharp knife to cut them apart but traditionally, you just gently tear them apart. Place the pastette a cooling rack.
When cool, use a clean dry dishcloth to brush off the flour from the top and bottom. Store in an airtight container or freeze.
Prepare 2 or 3 baking sheets (about 9”X12”). For each pan, fold a large piece of foil paper lengthwise and place it opened on the baking sheet, ensuring that the fold is centred lengthwise and facing up. The fold creates a divider between two loaves. Lightly grease the foil and fit a parchment strip lengthwise on each half. Repeat for the second baking sheet. Take note that this dough will make 3 loaves. (One side of the second baking sheet will be empty). There is no need to grease or flour the parchment paper.
Pour ⅓ of the batter in each side. Use an offset spatula to spread the batter evenly, especially in the corners. It may be helpful to dip the spatula in warm water so that the batter does not stick to it. Shake the pan slightly or bang it gently to remove any air bubbles.
Bake in the centre of the oven for about 30 minutes or until they are lightly coloured on the edges. Typically, these pastette are very pale in colour but you can bake them a little longer if you prefer more colour. Remove from oven and let stand for a couple of minutes. Then remove each loaf from the pan and remove parchment paper.
Place on a cooling rack. When cool, slice each loaf. Store in an airtight container or freeze.