Schiacciata all’ Uva – Schiacciata with Grapes is a sweet focaccia typical of Tuscany,a dessert of poor origin.
Mostly cooked at the time of the harvest using black grapes called canaiolo,typical tuscan variety of vine with small grains. A dessert of modest origins ,well evidenced by the simplicity of the ingredients: bread dough, olive oil, sugar and black grapes.
Schiacciata means pushed down, squashed and that’s what we do with the dough and the grapes.
400g=2 cups 00 flour /all purpose/plain flour
100g =1/2 cup sugar
400 g = 2 cups small black or white grapes
2 cups of water (or more)
5 tbsp.extra virgin olive oil
Melt 3 spoons of sugar and the crumbled yeast in a cup of warm water
Pour the flour in a bowl
Add 3 spoons of oil,mixing the dough well and the yeast and 1 cup water(more precisely as much as needed)
Mix everything and knead the dough for 5 minutes.
Leave to rise for an hour in a warm place.
Heat the oven to 180° C/350 °F
Roll it out into a greased baking pan.
Spread on the base the grapes, a little sugar and baste with oil.
Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Suggestions : Add 200 g walnuts
Many times it’s covered with a second layer of dough and a second layer of grapes, sugar and oil
It’s possible to add some Evoo in which we previously cooked some rosemary for a minute.
Serve it with a good glass of Chianti Classico wine !