SCHIACCIATE CON L'VUA
("Buon Appetito Florence" Tour)
450 gr (3 1/2 cups) Flour
200 gr (1 1/2 cups) warm water
20 gr (4 teaspoons) brewer's yeast
1 kg (2 1/4 pounds) red wine grapes
sugar and salt
extra-virgin olive oil
Here is the "schiacciata con l'uva! Delicious and very easy ... it is a recipe of the poor Tuscan farmers. When it is harvest time, the women in the country prepare the bread dough to make this sweet "little sweet". You must spread the dough and put a lot of black wine grapes over it and then sugar, anis seeds and of course olive oil and then in the oven. There is also an "urban version" using seedless grapes. Your hostess for this tour knows perfectly well that the taste is different because the wine grapes are more rugged but she offers for breakfast at her B & B since she wants her guests to avoid expensive dentist bills!
Knead the flour with water, adding 20 grams of yeast diluted in water with a pinch of salt and 4 tbls of olive oil. Grease a shallow, broad baking tin with oil and lay half of the dough in it. Lay two thirds of the grapes on top and shower with 3-4 spoonfuls of sugar and the seeds.
Cover this with the remaining dough and then press in the remaining grapes on top, and again shower with sugar and the seeds, drizzle with oil. Allow to rise for ¾ of an hour and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 30 minutes.