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red grape and mozzarella focaccia www.insidethrustickitchen.com
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Red grape focaccia with mozzarella cheese

Red grape focaccia with mozzarella. Sweet, savoury and incredibly delicious with a light and fluffy dough.
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 3 ⅓ cups (500g) 00' flour
  • 15.2 fl oz (450ml) lukewarm water
  • 2 ¼ tsp (7g) fast action dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 7 oz (200g) red grapes
  • 4.4 oz (125g/1 ball) mozzarella
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3-4 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season


  • Measure 100ml (around ½ cup) of warm water and add the yeast and sugar to the water, leave for 5 minutes. Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Add a teaspoon of salt at one side of the bowl.
  • Add the yeast water mixture then gradually add the rest of the lukewarm water, mixing the dough until you have a smooth dough. If the dough is too sticky gradually add more flour.
  • Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes then placed in a well oiled bowl covered with cling film and leave to rest for 3-4 hours.
  • Wash and cut the red grapes in half. Heat a small frying pan with a teaspoon of olive oil and add the grapes, thyme and a little salt. Toss the grapes for 2 minutes until softened slightly, set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees°
  • Once the dough has risen for a few hours knock it back and place the dough on a large oiled baking tray, it should be around 2.5cm thick.
  • Using two fingers make dimples all over the dough and sprinkle with a teaspoon of olive oil. Scatter the grapes on top and tear up the mozzarella over the focaccia. Sprinkle with a little extra a salt then bake for 20 minutes. Let it cool for a few minutes then cut into slices and serve.


Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate


Calories: 348kcal