- Preheat oven to 400℉.
- Shape pizza dough into a rectangle, and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Brush the dough with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt, garlic, shallot and rosemary.
- Arrange grapes and gently dress into dough.
- Bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Slice into squares, and serve warm.
March 26, 2009
Grape and Rosemary Foccacia
This is going to be a real quick post today, because we are a house of sickies! Brad and me both have a bug, and even little Suki is sick. Taking care of sick dog when you yourself feel like your head is going to explode -- is this a prep course for kids, or what?!
But on to the fun stuff - I've been saving this recipe for a while to show ya'll, and was hoping I would have a chance to make it again and take better pictures, but oh well, I think you will get the gist. I have made this so many times and it has always come out perfect. It is great as an appetizer or a snack, and our guests love it. It's so easy to throw together, I know you'll love it too. It's essentially just pizza dough dotted with grapes, rosemary, shallots and olive oil. And if you use store bought pizza dough, all the better and easier on you. I've used homemade and the stuff from the can, and it was awesome with both.
The grapes look like little jewels and get all juicy and delicious when they heat up. The rosemary also adds a nice woodsy flavor that is a great contrast to the sweet grapes. Also use good sea salt on this, as it is a really important flavor component. The focaccia is best served warm, but you can assemble it and slip it in the oven when you are ready.
I also want to give a huge THANK-YOU to Kendra of Homegrown Housewife for this award. So sweet!! Kendra has a great blog, and a really awesome recent post full of household tips. Please be sure to check her out! I want to pass this one along to the duo of Jessi and Michael over at Chef Fresco for their amazing blog. They have some really gorgeous food, and I think it's even better that they like to share the kitchen with each other!
I'm now off to the vet for the furry sick one, but hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and is hopefully getting some glorious spring weather!
Grape and Rosemary Focaccia
Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis (that's 2 in a row from Giada - I love that girl!)
1 pound pizza dough
2 tablespoons EVOO
coarse sea salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 cup green grapes
1/2 cup red grapes