Schiaccata all'uva // Florentine bread with grapes

Schiaccata all’uva (uva = grape) is a September twist on the traditional thick bread found in Florence. Usually made only during harvest time, grapes come straight from the vine and into the dough – a two-layered form – that rises up into a fluffy middle and crunchy crust that defines this Florentine snack. The grape version is more sweet and moist, and less “crispy crust” than the normal savory schiaccata. Next September during your travels, pop into a pastry shop and try a bite of this delicious fall treat.

Emiko Davies is an uber-talented local chef and cookbook author. Her book Florentine is one of my favorites for local treats like this one. Check her out!