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Tuscany Villa Recipe


  • 500 gr strong white bread flour Italian 00 “Pizza” flour would be a nice touch.
  • 350 ml lukewarm water.
  • 14 gr dried yeast.
  • 800 gr of black grapes – the sweetest juiciest ones you can find.
  • 50 gr sugar.
  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary.


  • Start by making some rosemary flavoured oil.
  • Put the olive oil and 3 sprigs of rosemary in a pot and place on a low heat.
  • Continue to heat the oil and rosemary. At the first sign of a sizzle, remove the pot from the heat and pour the mixture into a cold bowl to cool.
  • Remove the grapes from the stalks and wash them. Pat them dry with a paper towel and leave them aside to dry completely. Do not split them to remove seeds as this will allow the juice to escape and make the bread soggy.
  • Mix the water and yeast in a large bowl.
  • Add the sugar and stir to dissolve
  • Add the flour and mix until you have a sticky dough.
  • Cover and leave aside for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, pour the cooled rosemary oil over the dough and knead for about a minute until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Cover the bowl and leave it in a warm place until the dough doubles in size.
  • While the dough is rising:
  • Preheat your oven to 240 C / Gas Mk 9.
  • Line a large roasting tray with greaseproof paper.
  • When the dough has doubled in size, split it into two halves.
  • Place one half in your tray and pat it out to cover the tray with your fingertips. (Schiacciata means “flattened down”)
  • Spread half the grapes evenly across the flattened base (yes – just like a pizza)
  • Flatten out the other half of the dough on a lightly floured board and flip it on top of your “pizza”.
  • Spread the rest of the grapes on top.
  • Sprinkle needles from the remaining rosemary sprig on top.
  • Bake at 240 C / Gas Mk 9 for 20 minutes then reduce the heat to 220 C / Gas Mk 7 for a further 30 to 40 minutes or until the bread is nicely coloured and the grapes are releasing their juices
  • Allow to cool and serve drizzled with honey.