Last Updated on January 10, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Schiacciata All’Uva – Tuscan Grape Focaccia -is a very traditional bread from Tuscany. It’s basically a sweet focaccia using seasonal grapes.
Schiacciata All’ Uva is a focaccia with sweet grapes. Foccacia is known as sciacciata in Tuscany. This Tuscan specialty has been sitting in my drafts since 2014 waiting for me to bake it. I’ve even purchase the grapes many times. The Concord Grapes needed for this recipe are only available in the summer and early fall so is not commonly available, but then things get busy and I usually just end up eating the grapes so they don’t go bad before I get to making the focaccia. Even in Tuscany, you generally only find this focaccia in September when the seasonal grapes are available, only after the harvest.
In Tuscany, wine grapes called canaiolo are generally used. Even in Tuscany, this bread is only available for a very short time immediately after the grape harvest. As Italians pride themselves on only using the freshest ingredients, once the harvest is over no more Tuscan Grape Focaccia – Sciacciata All’Uva until the next year.
Here in America, the closes substitute to the canaiolo grapes are Black Concord Grapes. These grapes are seedless and VERY SWEET. Look out for these grapes in the farmer’s markets and good supermarkets during the summer and early fall. These grapes are also great for making jam!
In the tail end of this year’s grape season, I decided to FINALLY get this Tuscan specialty done!
…but before we get to the recipe, let’s check out some other delicious food from Tuscany
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OMG – this focaccia was so good – I am now going to be making this at least once every Concord Grape season!
Sprinkled with powdered sugar, it’s perfect for tea time or even for breakfast with some salty cheese to balance the sweetness of the bread!
Tuscan Grape Focaccia – Schiacciata All’Uva
- Combine 1 tablespoon of sugar in 1/4 cup of the water. Sprinkle yeast on top and leave for 5 minutes until yeast becomes foamy.
- Using an electric mixer. combine bread flour and salt. Add yeast mixture, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and slowly add water a little at a time and mix until you have a soft dough.
- Knead for 5-10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Leave to rise for 1 hour, until doubled in size.
- Grease a square baking pan with a little olive oil.
- Divide dough in two sections, with one piece slightly larger than the other. Knead each piece into a smooth ball. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Leave to rise for 1 hour, until doubled in size.
- Meanwhile, halve the grapes.
- On a lightly floured board, roll out the larger half of dough large enough to line the bottom of a square baking pan.
- Transfer to baking dish and stretch the dough to cover the bottom and go up the sides of the pan.
- Punch down the dough with your fingertips to remove any air pockets.
- Brush with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Sprinkle half of the grape halves on top. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of the sugar on top.
- Roll out the remaining half of dough to cover the top of the grapes. Place on top of the grapes and roll the edges of the bottom dough over the edges of the top dough to seal.
- Pierce with a a fork over the top of the dough.
- Brush the top with the remaining olive oil. Then again sprinkle remaining grapes and sugar on top.
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Let dough rest for 15 minutes.
- Transfer to oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until crusty on top.
- Leave to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Let cool completely.
- Sprinkle generously with confectioner's sugar and serve.
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Its peak grapes season here and a prefect Italy focaccia to try without any fail. Havent baked focaccia since a while. And this grap focaccia is definitely an interesting share Mir, am so tempted to make them at home without any fail.
you are so lucky – our grape season is pretty much over now so sadly I have to wait until next year to make it again 🙂
Interesting share Mir,the foccacia looks amazing.
thanks – yes it is a unique focaccia
I have never tried a sweet version of focaccia , I am Sure with grapes it must have tasted awesome .
oh yes – this was such a delicious sweet bread – one I definitely plan on making every grape season now!
Wow! This bread looks gorgeous Mir. It looks more like a tea time cake. Using fresh grapes in bread is something I haven’t tried yet. You are tempting me to try.
it is definitely a dessert version and perfect for tea time!
This bread has such a rustic look with the dough folded over. Never baked a sweet focaccia, this might be the perfect recipe to try.
Only because I did not want to make a full try so I had to make it work in a square dish with half the recipe portion 🙂
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Never knew there were sweet foccacias too! Looking at that bread is making me drool… I would love to eat that drizzled with some warm custard, yum!
wow you are pushing it to the ultimate by suggesting custard!
We are a focaccia loving family, and I am forever looking for variations. this bread looks fabulous, Mir .. Does it render itself sweet… just curious to know if my savoury-bakes-leaning family would appreciate it…
it is definitely more of a dessert focaccia!
What a fantastic bake Mir, I love focaccia though never thought of a sweet one with grapes on top., Very good find..s
thanks – this fresh grape version is such a delicious sweet bread!
Foccacia with Grapes is something new to me.. always baked my Foccacia with onions, tomatoes or herbs.. will try your version.. this looks perfectly baked Foccacia looks yummy!!
thank you – yes it’s a unique regional specialty but so delicious – I am sure you will love it!
I’ve always wanted to bake this grape focaccia, but keep missing that small window for buying the grapes. That bread looks sooo good, I will put a reminder for myself to look out for Concord grapes next year 🙂
yes it took me years to make it but was so good – will definitely be repeating it
The grape foccacia looks delicious mir! Love that beautiful hue the grapes has left on the bread!! Perfect for tea time!!!
yes it is pretty but just as delicious too 🙂
Awesome share Mir, the Focaccia with grapes looks awesome.
thanks – was so happy to finally get done after years in the to do list 🙂
Mir, that’s a perfect foccacia. Adding grape is a creative thought.
thank you – it is a very traditional version in Tuscany
Never tried using grapes in focaccia.. Sweet and savory combines and gives a lovely shot!!
Focaccia with grapes sounds interesting.Never tried making this but looks delicious and tempting.
wow!!A sweet focaccia. This looks so good. Will bake this when my daughter returns. I am sure she will love this
I have never made a sweet version focaccia. I love fruit based bakes and this one sounds irresistible.
it is so delicious with the fresh grapes
Wow! Mir that sounds so very yummy and a perfect dessert. I wish I can catch hold of those grapes 🙁 they are impossible here.
awww – well use any variety of black grapes you can find
I have baked a focaccia only once and this sweet version sounds so doable to me! We do get these kind of sweet grapes almost all through the year so I might try it out for the kids.
I am sure they will love it