Who doesn't like focaccia? Raise your hand. :)
We love it, and if you've made it, you know it one of the easiest yeast breads you can make.
The dough can be made by hand, in a bread machine, food processor, or the bowl of a stand mixer. It is a soft, pliable dough and easy to shape because of the addition of olive oil.
Originally from Tuscany, this version is known as "schiacciata coll’uva". Different from the usual savory focaccia because of the interesting play on flavors ~ sweetness from the roasted red grapes, toasted walnuts, then a shower of fresh rosemary.
This time I added a scattering of crushed pink peppercorns just because I thought they complimented the other flavors well. Then a sweet-salty surprise provided by a sparse sprinkle of sugar and salt finish just before the bread goes into the oven.
It is a fine snack or appetizer with a nice fruity Chianti, or most any wine, ice tea, etc. It is also delicious for breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee ~ fabulous. (Ask me how I know!)
It would make a beautiful little gift with a bottle of wine as well.
If you would like a printable copy of the recipe, you can find it on my recipe blog by clicking HERE.
I think you might like this version of focaccia, I hope you do!