Schiacciata con l’Uva – An Italian Recipe

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Schiacciata con l'uva

Flat peasant cake with grapes and red wine

Ingredients (serves 6):

• 1 bunch of red grapes
• 1600 g flour
• 11 cube or sachet of yeast
• 12 glasses warm water
• 15 Tbs sugar
• 1half glass of red wine
• 1olive oil


In a bowl, place the yeast with a teaspoon sugar, a pinch of salt and 2 tbsp olive oil. Mix together and wait for 3 minutes. Add sifted flour, mix together to form a ball of dough. This doesn’t need to be kneaded too much. Cut a cross on the top of the dough ball and place the dough in a warm place for 2 hours. You can also use a pre-heated oven, which has been turned off to create a warm place. Remove the grapes from the stalk, wash and place in a bowl. For half of the grapes, leave as is, the other half, mix with the sugar and red wine and leave to marinate for 2 hours while the dough is rising. Take a cookie tray, and cover with grease-proof oven paper. Take half the dough and roll out with a rolling pin until it is about 1.5 cms thick. Place 1/2 of the grapes (without the wine) evenly onto the dough, pressing slightly into the mixture. Take the other half of the dough, rolling this in the same way and then cover the first layer, placing the marinated grapes on top. Bake in a preheated 150°C oven for about 1 hour.


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