Schiacciata con l’uva (Grape bread)
In Tuscany, but more specifically Florence and the surrounding hills, you know it is wine season when you see Schiacciata con l’uva (Grape bread) in the bakeries. This extremely simple and delicious dessert bread is made every year with the leftover harvest grapes (usually Sangiovese or Canaiolo grapes). It is known to be a poor dessert as it is made with very few and inexpensive ingredients: flour, yeast, salt, water, extra virgin olive oil, sugar, and black grapes. If you can’t find black grapes, you can try it with purple grapes or blueberries.
- 1 pound of ready made pizza dough*
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 4-6 tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 2 pounds of black grapes
- *This is the easiest way to make it, however you can make your own dough if you would like.
- Pre heat oven to 400.
- Take your pizza dough and roll it out just enough to poor in 1 cup of sugar.
- Knead the dough together with the sugar until fully incorporated.
- Take half of your dough and roll it out to fit on a large cookie sheet.
- Take 1 pound of grapes (prepare by removing from stem and cutting in ½ if very large) and sprinkle them onto the dough.
- Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on top and sprinkle ¼ cup of sugar onto grapes.
- Take the rest of your dough and roll it out the same size as the first layer and place on top. Repeat steps 5 and 6
- Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until dough is golden brown. Enjoy!