Concord Grape Focaccia with Salted Honey Glaze

A recipe for olive oil focaccia stuffed and topped with concord grapes in the style of a schiacciata con l'uva, with a salted honey glaze and rosemary.
  • 1 cup warm water (110ºF)
  • 1½ teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • olive oil
  • For the filling and glaze:
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
  • 1¼ cups concord grapes or wine grapes, halved and seeded if desired
  • sea salt
  1. In a medium- to large-sized bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and honey. Allow the yeast to proof for five minutes.
  2. Once the yeast has proofed, add in the flour and salt a ½ cup at a time, stirring as you go until a smooth dough forms. Gather the dough into a ball and place on a floured surface. Knead 8-10 times to form a smooth ball.
  3. Lightly oil a medium bowl with the olive oil. Place the ball of dough inside, coating with olive oil. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for at least one hour or until doubled in size.
  4. When the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 450ºF.
  5. Prepare the filling. Warm the honey, olive oil, and rosemary in a small saucepan until combined. Remove from heat.
  6. Take the dough, cloaking it by tucking the edges under into a smooth circle. Using oiled fingers, press it into a long oval, about 18-24" long, on a piece of parchment. Brush one side of the oval liberally with the honey and olive oil mixture. Sprinkle on 1 cup of the halved grapes, brush with honey, and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt. Fold the dough over and pinch the edges firmly to secure.
  7. Brush the top of the dough liberally with the honey and olive oil glaze. Place the remaining grapes across the top. Add pieces of the rosemary from the glaze. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  8. Slide the parchment onto a preheated baking stone or cookie sheet. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Slice and serve warm.
Concord grapes have a very distinct strong flavor. If you can't find them, you can substitute wine grapes in this recipe. While you can leave the grape seeds in and consume them, giving a bit of crunch to the bread, you can also choose to remove the seeds.
Author: Shaina Olmanson
Prep time: 1 hour 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 1 hour 40 mins
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