Schiacciata (“squashed”) is a flat bread about 2 cm thick that was originally cooked in the embers of the hearth. Variations of schiacciata are made throughout Italy. In Tuscany, it is often simply brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt.
Here in Chianti, we enjoy schiacciata con l’uva, sometimes called focaccia. (In ancient Rome, panis focacius was a flat bread baked on the hearth.) Focaccia is non-salty, not-too-sweet dessert made using using bread dough and wine grapes (not sweet seedless table grapes), together with plenty of rosemarie and often with crushed walnuts as well. This simple country bread is delicious and is sometimes available at the cooked-food counters of supermarkets such as the Coop supermarket in Greve in Chianti and at the big Ipercoop supermarkets.
More about Schiacciata con l’uva Tuscan grape bread.