Grape and raisin flatbread

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It’s raining outside. The leaves are changing colors and one by one are falling on the ground. I don’t remember when I last heard a bird singing. The squirrels are running everywhere looking for food.
My dears, fall is upon us.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the smell of rain, I just don’t like the cold weather. Wish I could pack a small bag and fly all the way to Bora Bora for the winter. (A girl can only dream)
Let’s get back to serious grown-up talk. There’s a Fairy watching us. I’m not joking, really!
A couple of weeks ago while reading one amazing blog I left a comment never thinking that I’m being watched by a Joyful Fairy looking for new bloggers to spread some love upon.
You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. Well, my dears, I was visited by the Fairy Hob-mother behind Appliances Online
And to my surprise the Fairy didn’t come empty-handed, brought me a $100 Amazon gift card. With Tiffany’s birthday few weeks away it came in at the right time. Isn’t it nice when Fairy spreads some joy in our lives?
But that’s not all, the generous Fairy is going to pick one of my wonderful readers to receive a gift too. All you have to do is leave a comment, say a little prayer and eat your fruit and veggies. OK, the last part is optional.
Grape and Raisin FlatBread | Roxanashomebaking.com
Speaking of fruits, I baked with grapes.
Lately every where I turn there are pumpkin treats, baked or not, apples and other fall fruits and hardly any grape treats. Wonder why.
Time to change that. I love grapes, all colors, all sorts. My favorite are the black ones but haven’t seen any in quite a while.
The idea of this flat bread comes from a Tuscany bread but since I don’t have enough patience for sourdough I took a tiny little shortcut.
I have never had Tuscany Schiacciata all’uva so I can’t quite tell you the differences between the two but I’m going to share my 2 cents on this beautiful bread.
Grape and Raisin FlatBread | Roxanashomebaking.com
The olive oil keeps the bread moist inside and gives it a nice soft crust. The raisins added to the dough make the bread sweet enough to be eaten with cheese and nothing else. The oozing roasted grapes on top, ohhh, I couldn’t get enough of. I’m thinking of roasting some grapes alone, that good they were!
Let’s turn the oven on to bake some bread!
In your mixing bowl add some lukewarm water, all-purpose flour and dry yeast. Cover and let at room temperature for about 1 hour. It will go from this
to this
Sprinkle some flour on top and give it a stir. The starter will be still very wet.
Cover and let again another 30-40 minutes at room temperature.
Time to do some kneading. Sprinkle more flour over the starter and stir a little. Add the olive oil, raisins and a pinch of salt.
Slowly, 1/4 cup at a time, add enough flour until the dough is soft and elastic. Place it in a greased bowl, cover and let it rest in the fridge until doubled in volume, for about 2-3 hours.
Preheat the oven.
Flatten the dough on a baking sheet and press down the grapes.
Grape and Raisin FlatBread | Roxanashomebaking.com
Let the bread rise again for about 20-30 minutes and bake until slightly golden brown.
Grape and Raisin FlatBread | Roxanashomebaking.com
When out of the oven, let it cool for a little bit, grab your favorite soft cheese, spread some on a slice of bread and enjoy!
Grape and raisin flatbread (vegan)
Ingredients
2/3 cup lukewarm water
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp dry yeast
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 c all-purpose flour
1/4 olive oil
1/3 to 1/2 c raisins
pinch of salt
fresh grapes
Directions
In a mixing bowl add 2/3 cup lukewarm water, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 1 tsp dry yeast. Mix them well. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave at room temperature for about 1 hour. The starter will double in volume having a sponge like consistency.
Sprinkle another 1/2 cup all-purpose flour on top, stir and leave again, covered, at room temperature for another 30-40 minutes. The wet started will start making bubbles faster than the first time.
Stir in about 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, add the olive oil, raisins and a pinch of salt. With the dough hook on start kneading slowly adding the rest of the flour, 1/4 cup at a time. The dough will be soft and elastic. If still wet add a little more flour. If too dry add few drops of water.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let it rest for about 2-3 hours in the fridge. When doubled in volume take it out and flatten in on a baking sheet. Press down the fresh grapes.
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Leave the bread to rest again for another 20-30 minutes. Bake in preheated oven until slightly golden brown. Let it cool slightly before slicing. Enjoy!
Thank you for being here today.
Sending some love your way,
Roxana
Roxana
Hi! I'm Roxana, busy mom and wife. I'm a self-taught baker, wanna-be photographer and the writer behind this blog.
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Comments

  1. Tina says

    I am always making dinner bread or rolls, hence I have yet to make a bread that is baked with fruit.
    This is an unusual recipe but looks quite delicious and stunning. It is surprising that there are so few ingredients! Thanks for sharing this recipe & have a great day!

  2. The Mom Chef says

    Raisins and grapes. How heavenly is that? I love both. And I have both, though my grapes are green, not red. You have some absolutely beautiful loaves of bread.

    It's so good to have you back!

  3. Sandra says

    Roxy this looks very beautiful and very tasty..I never tried this kind of bread with both raisins and grapes..sure looks tempting too!
    Congrats on the fairy visit..sound like a good and generous gift..I hope your Autumn is awesome even with a little rain now and than:))

  4. Fran {The Flavorful Fork} says

    Wow! How different! I would have never considered adding grapes to bread but this looks wonderful.

  5. Junia says

    i made GF vegan flatbread with grapes in a cooking class awhile back and it was delicious! :D yay for visit from the blog fairy. hope you find something perfect for tiffany!

  6. FOODESSA says

    I may not like the cold that comes with the Fall season…but I sure do love the colors and also looking and hearing the rain.

    Now, to serious business, where's my cup of coffee…I see a great big piece of your cyber treat on my plate ;o)

    Roxana, it was nice to have your visit lately…nice to see everything is well with you too.

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

  7. Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan says

    These look so delicious and festive. It would work great for a holiday party. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Emily @ Life on Food says

    I am intrigued with the grapes. So beautiful! If you ever end up in Bora Bora give me a call. I think I will hop on a plane to join you.

  9. Renata says

    First off, thanks for your kind comment on my "bread in the pepper" post. If you try it out, I'd love to hear how it turned out.
    Now, who's talking genius?! This bread of yours is fabulous! I never would have thought of adding fresh grapes to bread! And they look gorgeous! Love it!

  10. Jeanette says

    I love the idea of grapes in bread…it is so nice to see something different than apples and pumpkin. Roasted grapes sound really good too!

  11. Ann says

    What a beautiful bread! I really like the step-by-step pictures and congrats on having your wish come true and getting the gift certificate! I'm happy for you!

  12. Charlie says

    mmmm this bread looks amazing! I loved all your bread recipes that I tried, and this one is definitely on my must make list!

  13. kankana says

    U know I have never been so confused about season change. At times I am so ready for fall and then i start missing summer.. crazy it is!
    This bread looks lovely and they was you arranged the grapes and raisins are beautiful.

  14. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    Hi Roxana, I'm really happy for you that Fairy came to you! What a great timing for Tiffany's birthday! My fellow blogger friend always says good thing comes to good people. ;-) This grape & raisin flatbread looks yummy! My daughter loves grapes too – I'm afraid she would pick all the grapes off from the bread. =)

  15. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says

    I was hesitant about this and then I read your post and now I want some! You made this sound absolutely fabulous! And vegan to boot :) Congrats on your Fairy visit! How exciting!

  16. Kate @ Kate from Scratch says

    This sounds so delicious! Congratulations on your first fairy viisit, I can't wait until she comes to visit us. How exciting!

  17. Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) says

    Hi Roxana,
    It's been forever since my last visit. I have so much to catch up on. First of all, I hope you had a wonderful vacation. Glad to see that you didn't miss a beat upon returning home with all the treats you've posted since. This is my kind of bread and even more appealing since we've been experimenting with vegan food lately.

    Have a great weekend!

  18. Carolyn says

    I am so impressed with your vegan baking, Roxana. Seems like you really have taken to it and you keep producing wonderful treats.

  19. Lisa says

    What a gorgeous bread..the crumb is outstanding. I used to occasionally put grapes on my focaccia, and although similar to a focaccia, I like yours better :) A belated congrats on your Top 9!

  20. Anne@frommysweetheart says

    This bread is absolutely beautiful! I love to use grapes in baking and desserts as well. But in bread..while I just love the sweet and savory! Very pretty!

  21. Ashley@Bakerbynature says

    Ooh, this does look perfect for Fall. And P.S. – I so want to join you on that plane to Bora Bora!

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