Focaccia with Grapes / Schiacciata con l'Uva

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"Schiacciata con l'Uva" is a traditional flatbread made in Tuscany-what everyone else in Italy calls "Focaccia", in the autumn. Nicely golden and crisp on the outside, laid with juicy sweet red grapes and sprinkled with brown sugar, this focaccia tastes wonderfully delicious with a glass of Chianti! Don't you love its rustic look!
Recipe Sources:

  • 300 ml Water, lukewarm
  • 30 g Honey
  • 400 g Spelt flour #1050©angiesrecipes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 7 g Instant dry yeast
  • 500 g Seedless red grapes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 50 g brown sugar
  1. Place water, flour, caster sugar, salt and instant dry yeast in the order they are listed into the pan of your bread machine, program the machine for dough, and press "Start".
  2. While the dough is rising, rinse and dry the grapes. When dough cycle is complete remove the dough from machine. Take 2/3 of the dough and roll it out thin on a baking paper greased with olive oil. Place 2/3 of the grapes on the dough and sprinkle with 30 grams of brown sugar.
  3. Roll out the remaining dough and cover the bottom sheet with the grapes on it. Lift the edges of the bottom sheet over the upper one and press lightly to join them. Move the focaccia together with the baking paper to a baking tray. Brush the surface with oil, place the remaining grapes on top and sprinkle with the remaining 20 grams of brown sugar.
  4. Bake the focaccia in an oven preheated to190C/375F for 25 to 30 minutes utill it is golden brown. Serve it warm with a glass or two Chianti.


alison 1/9/10 06:36

your focaccia looks fabulous!

Susi 1/9/10 07:02

Absolutely beautiful and stunning. I love focaccia but have never had it prepared your way! It looks delicious :o)

theUngourmet 1/9/10 07:03

I saw this on Dajana's blog. It's just stunning! I've never baked with grapes. Can't wait to try this one.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 1/9/10 07:14

LOVE the spelt flour in this! It looks so different and amazing! I'd so love to try it, thanks!

Jeannie 1/9/10 07:36

Such gorgeous looking focaccia, love the idea of grapes and brown sugar as the fillings/toppings...will try this but with bread flour as I don't think I can find spelt flour here. Thanks!

Honey Bee Sweets 1/9/10 08:37

My goodness, your focaccia looks fantastic! Haven't try making bread with spelt flour yet, but should be pretty nutritious. :) Lovely bread for anytime, yum!

zurin 1/9/10 08:39

absolutely beautiful !!!

sangeeta 1/9/10 09:05

Gorgeous looking focaccia with grapes ....
never baked anything with fresh grapes and this lovely bread takes me by surprise...

jelena 1/9/10 09:55

I thought I have seen the bread a couple of days ago and then I read the post. Diana has some lovely Italian recipes. Beautiful how it came out!

Anncoo 1/9/10 10:00

Never thought using fresh grapes on cakes or bread. This looks Sooo good!!

Happy Cook 1/9/10 10:41

They are beautiful Angie.

Nesrine 1/9/10 11:26

Its golden brown color makes me hungry,,I never baked focaccia before, maybe I will try this ;)

Rachana 1/9/10 11:33

Wow!!!! This Focaccia makes me hungry :-)

Belinda @zomppa 1/9/10 11:40

I've never thought to have focaccia with grapes - I bet it's great. This looks so beautiful.

Happy Homebaker 1/9/10 11:49

gorgeous focaccia, I'll love to make this for my husband :)

My Little Space 1/9/10 12:36

Ooo... Angie, this is such a beauty! Love what you did to the bread. Yumm.... The other day, I saw some tiny grapes which is about the size of a raisin, even smaller! Gosh, that is so cute. Maybe I purchase it on my next trip to the hypermarket. Quite expensive though. Hope you're enjoying your bread now. Have a lovely day.
Cheers, kristy

Heavenly Housewife 1/9/10 12:56

How delicious. I love it that there's a a little bit of sweet and a little bit of savoury going on.
*kisses* HH

pegasuslegend 1/9/10 12:57

oh how pretty this is and absolutely looks sensational to eat!

kitchen flavours 1/9/10 14:08

Wow! Your focaccia looks beautiful and delicious!

A Thought For Food 1/9/10 14:13

At first I thought those were olives (which I love), but I am so happy to see that you've made a sweet focaccia! I am definitely going to give this one a try.

Hearty Bakes 1/9/10 14:28

Angie, i love its rustic look! Savoury focaccia!

Dishesdone 1/9/10 14:54

Looks delicious, I'd love a slice of that right now, this morning with my coffee!

Karolina 1/9/10 15:00

I have seen this recipe couple of years ago but never tried it. It must be delicious, looks stunning on your photo.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 1/9/10 15:05

I usually associate focaccia with savory flavors but this looks as good if not better than any other I've seen :).

lisaiscooking 1/9/10 15:05

I want to grab a piece right now! It looks fantastic. I've been wanting to try a grape focaccia, and now I'm inspired to do it!

aipi 1/9/10 15:20

I am such a big focaccia fan. It looks fantabolous with the grapes..Lovely pics.

Joy 1/9/10 15:24

That looks great. I could just that plain.

Jenn 1/9/10 15:24

I have had many types of Focaccia, but never with grapes...sounds very interesting!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more 1/9/10 15:38

I was thinkign of making foccaccia these few days and woweee.. here you are with a sweet version of it.

The grapes look really nice here.

Priya 1/9/10 15:56

Focaccia with grapes looks sooo prefect and beautiful..

Reeni 1/9/10 16:50

That's a gorgeous focaccia Angie with those juicy purple gems! I have never made a sweet version, this is lovely.

Pacheco Patty 1/9/10 18:06

I love this rustic focaccia recipe, I've made it with fresh plums and an olive oil streusel topping. Your photos are beautiful:)

savy cook 1/9/10 18:11

looks fantastic- thanks for sharing

Barbara 1/9/10 18:25

Super focaccia recipe! I've seen something like it before, but have never made it. No excuses now!

Kamalika 1/9/10 18:54

LOvely............loved the flecks of the grapes which made the dish very attractive and colourful...

Sue 1/9/10 19:23

Your bread looks beautiful and delicious! Perfect for fall!

gertrude 1/9/10 19:43

At a glance I thought they were blueberries. The grapes gave such a nice purple color to the focaccia.

Anonymous 1/9/10 20:08

Beautiful with grapes and must be amazingly delicious!

Jennifurla 1/9/10 20:22

Great idea, I wanted so badly to figure out a way to use those cute champagne grapes - maybe this?

Jagruti જાગૃતિ 1/9/10 20:34

Wow...sweet facasia...would love to try them..

Radhika 1/9/10 20:49

This is the best Focaccia I have ever seen.. Slurpp.

Satya 1/9/10 20:59

wow absolutely divine ...feel like to grab some ..yummy


Claudia 1/9/10 22:16

I have to make this. I've never made it before and you make it seems so accessible. You also made it incredibly beautiful!

Faith 1/9/10 22:40

What a beautiful use for grapes! I really don't cook with them nearly enough, I would love to make this!

Stella 1/9/10 22:44

Yum! I love grapes over cous cous, so I know I would love them in bread. Sounds so delicious, and it's pretty too!

Simply...Gluten-free 2/9/10 00:15

Lovely! I want to try a gluten free version - now I am inspired! Thanks.

tigerfish 2/9/10 01:29

While reading this, I am popping grapes into my mouth :)

Anonymous 2/9/10 02:43

This is on gorgeous focaccia!!!

scrambledhenfruit 2/9/10 03:30

Fabulous focaccia! I love the color that the grapes give it.

alwayswinner786 2/9/10 04:06

Absolutely gorgeous focaccia Angie! Fresh grapes in bread amazing!


I've seen this dish before, but have never tried it. After your description it is going on the "must bake" list!

TasteHongKong 2/9/10 05:54

What if replacing the Spelt Flour by plain or bread flour? Thanks!

MaryMoh 2/9/10 08:36

At first I thought those black stuff were wrong...haha. Angie, I just love all your bakes. .....always look perfect.

Elin 2/9/10 09:02

Angie....congrats you are again on Foodbuzz Top 9 :) Great focaccia with fresh grapes. I am going to try making this . In my to do list which is getting longer now :p

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 2/9/10 09:30

Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Love how the juice from the grapes soak into the bread. I have this recipe from a bread book I bought a long time ago but I swear, yours looks better!!

Sanjeeta kk 2/9/10 13:11

Looks gorgeous and tempting, Angie. Love the fresh grapes in it.

Joanne 2/9/10 13:15

I've heard of this but have never had it or made it myself! It looks absolutely delicious. I will definitely be giving it a shot!

Joudie's Mood Food 2/9/10 14:13

Hey Angie, I have never seen bread with grapes. How interesting. Always olives and other vegetabels and herbs. This looks like a nice way to end the summer over here in London with a nice bottle of red wine! YummY!

Biren 2/9/10 15:00

Angie, this look fabulous. The grapes look like jewels on the bread.

Cristina 2/9/10 15:56

OMGosh Angie...this focaccia looks amazing! Not only are the photos edible, the bread's thickness and laden with grapes and use of olive oil...must be incredible. Saved this to recipe file. Definitely making this.

Mary 2/9/10 17:26

This looks wonderful. At first I thought you had topped the bread with olives. The grapes were a lovely surprise. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Chef Bee 2/9/10 18:12

How impressive. This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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Cooking Gallery 2/9/10 18:35

At first I thought it was choc chip focaccia ;) - don't worry, your focaccia looks great, I am just a little bit obsessed with choc chips I guess...;)!

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 2/9/10 19:30

Yes, Yes, I love it! Wish I had some right now! Thanks for the well wishes, I'm feeling alot better, but the bread would fix me right up!

Catherine 2/9/10 19:40

This looks wonderful Angie. I've never seen anything like this before, very interesting!
Have a wonderful day~

Gulmohar 2/9/10 21:18

Beautiful bread..Love Focaccia, but never thought of grapes in it :-)

pigpigscorner 2/9/10 21:37

I've never had this nefore, but the sound of grapes with sugar on focaccia sounds hard to resist!

kitblue 2/9/10 22:24

Confession: just found your blog through FoodBuzz and I got lost in it for an hour. Bread is my passion and you have great recipes for whole grains and little/no sweetener. I need to get serious about keeping a sour dough culture to take advantage of wonderful hearty bread. Signed up for email.

naomi 3/9/10 00:36

Grapes on foccacia sounds awesome. Your bread looks so beautiful and delish. I can't wait to give this a try

Cynthia 3/9/10 02:27

Oh look at that gorgeous fruity creation!

Debbie 3/9/10 02:57

Wow, I have never made focaccia bread, but when I do it will be with grapes! Thanks

Mother Rimmy 3/9/10 15:34

I've always thought of savory foccacia. This is something new to try. I would never have thought to use grapes!

Bridgett 3/9/10 17:44

What a gorgeous classic! This reminds me of summer parties with my grandmother. Yummy.

Anonymous 3/9/10 21:02

This looks delicious! I love how the grapes dye the bread... so beautiful!

Anonymous 4/9/10 06:38

hi, how can i prepare this if i don't have a bread machine?

Angie's Recipes 4/9/10 06:53

Anonymous: Place the flour, salt and instant dried yeast in a mixing bowl, make a well in the center, add in the liquid. If you use non-instant yeast, proof the yeast with water first.

Anonymous 4/9/10 18:06

thanks! how long do i have to let the dough rise for? just till it's doubled in size?

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi 5/9/10 15:21

Angie, I've never thought that focaccia can be sweet too! Thank you for sharing! Btw, I've been addicted to grapes lately. I might throw some onto my focaccia when I get around to do so, since grapes have become a regular in my pantry. They're great for snacking! Healthy and not fattening! =D

Mary 8/9/10 07:05

Oh my! I MUST try this! Looks divine!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Dajana 12/9/10 18:24

It looks wonderful. I'm so glad you liked it

Ben @ Kissing the Cook 18/9/10 20:06

This is such a wonderfully creative use of grapes, which don't get nearly the respect they should in the baking world! Until now, my focaccia has used more traditional toppings. Aside from enjoying it with that chianti, what uses would you recommend for this unusual combination?

Thanks for sharing this.

Grace 27/10/10 17:22

Oh I really want a piece!!! Your photos are amazing, congrats on Top 9

OysterCulture 27/10/10 17:42

I'm giving you a virtual hug for this. We just got back from Tuscany and sampled so many incredible versions of this tasty treat that I vowed to make it as soon as I got home. Cannot wait to try your version. If you don't mind, I'd love to link to this post.

Angie's Recipes 29/10/10 07:15


You are very welcome to link it. :-)) I should thank YOU!


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