Desserts

Schiacciata con l'Uva Recipe

This flat bread known as schiacciata is usually sold salty. We eat it at lunch filled like a sandwich and more generally as a salty snack-break.  Around this time of the year it is prepared in a sweet version using grapes from the harvest. It is oven baked, filled with grapes and delicious.

Schiacciata con l'uva [Photo credits: Maria Cristina Nicoletti]
Schiacciata con l'uva [Photo credits: Maria Cristina Nicoletti] 
Ingredients
  1. 450 gr. flour
  2. 200 gr. sugar
  3. brewer’s yeast
  4. 1 kg red (wine, preferably cannaiolo) grapes
  5. extra-virgin olive oil
  6. salt
Preparation
- Credit: Maria Cristina Nicoletti
  1. Knead the flour with water, adding 15g of yeast diluted in water and a tablespoon of olive oil. Knead for about 15 minutes and then leave it to rest for at least one hour.
  2. Grease a shallow, broad baking tin with oil and lay half of the dough in it. Lay two thirds of the grapes (previously washed and well rinsed) on top and sprinkle with 3-4 spoonfuls of sugar. Cover this with the remaining dough and then press in the remaining grapes on top, and again sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Drizzle with oil.
  4. Allow to rise for ¾ of an hour and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 30 minutes.

See also: Judy Witts Francini Schiacciata con l'uva video recipe by Maria Cristina Nicoletti

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