Schiacciata con L’uva

Traditional flat cake with grapes

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

A Table in Tuscany

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1985

  • About

Schiacciata means ‘squashed flat’ and this is a very ancient flat cake that has been made at the time of the vendemmia (grape harvest) in Tuscany since Etruscan times over 2000 years ago. It was devised, like so many dishes, as a method for using existing materials; left-over bread dough for the base and quantities of black wine grapes for the topping. If you are bothered by the seeds in Schiacciata you can make it with seedless grapes, or de-pip the grapes you are using, but it will not be