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!
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