This yummy bread has been inspired by Italian ‘Schiacciata con l’uva’. I heard that Wine Grapes are commonly used in Italy, but Wine Grapes are not available from stores in Melbourne where I live. I used my favourite Red Grapes today. I used my ‘Easy Focaccia’ recipe for the dough and added extra Sugar, and used Sunflower Oil instead of Olive Oil. The bread tastes better when cooled if you can wait. My husband complained to me that it was too yummy and he couldn’t stop eating it.


4 Servings


2 cups Bread Flour
2 teaspoons (7g) Dry Yeast
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Warm Water
1 tablespoon Oil *plus extra, I used Sunflower Oil
400 to 500g Grapes
3 to 4 tablespoons Sugar for topping

  1. Place Flour, Dry Yeast, Sugar and Salt in a large bowl, and mix well. Add Warm Water and stir using a spatula. Add Oil, and stir very well. The dough is very soft and gooey. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 15 minutes.
  2. After 15 minutes, wet your hand with water, grab an edge of the dough, lift and bring it to the centre. Repeat several times. If the dough is too soft, use a spatula to do this. Cover and rest for 15 minutes again.
  3. After 15 minutes, repeat the process. This time, you should be able to use your hand. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. I used a Swiss Roll Pan (33cm x 23cm). You can use a larger tray, OR a large cake tin.
  5. When the dough is ready, drizzle 1 tablespoon Oil and gently coat the dough with the Oil, then turn it out on the prepared tray OR pan.

  6. Drizzle some extra Oil over the dough, form a large oblong as you dimple the dough using your fingers. Make sure the dough is in even thickness. I made the dough about 1cm thick.
  7. Preheat oven to 200°C. Arrange Grapes over the dough, slightly press them down into the dough, sprinkle with Sugar, and wait until oven is hot. By then, the dough will rise more.
  8. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes OR until nicely browned. If Focaccia gets browned too quickly, lower the temperature to 180°C. Today I baked for 25 minutes.