Here is a typically autumnal specialty that I never fail to make. In my garden some years ago, I planted two plants of strawberry grapes, a type of dark purple grapes, very sweet and suitable for making desserts. Even the birds are very fond of them.
FOCACCIA WITH STRAWBERRY GRAPES
For the focaccia:
- 500 gr. Flour type “0”
- 300 gr. Water
- 12 gr. Yeast
- 100 gr. Brown sugar
- A pinch of vanilla
- 50 gr. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For the filling.
- 500 gr. Individual strawberry grapes
- 50 gr. Brown sugar
Knead the flour with the water and brewer’s yeast, add the sugar, vanilla and oil. Work everything for at least 10 minutes. Transfer the dough into a bowl and cover with film and let it rise for at least 2 hours.
After this time, work the dough very gently and spread it in a pan, preferably rectangular. Cover it with the grapes and brown sugar, let it rest for at least 15 minutes (will rise a little) and bake in the oven (with a pan of hot water on the rack below) for 15 minutes at 165°, then increase the temperature to 190° and cook for another 20 minutes at least.
Excellent for a snack with afternoon tea.