Grape and Blue Cheese Schiacciata with Honey

, from Issue #30. September, 2015
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Grape and Blue Cheese Schiacciata with Honey

This easy flat bread with its moreish sweet/savoury flavours can be served with drinks, as a snack, or with salad as a light lunch.

Serves: 8


2½ cups plain flour
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon instant dried yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons honey

To assemble
2 tablespoons olive oil
400 grams seedless red grapes
150 grams blue cheese, crumbled into small pieces
1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme
3 tablespoons honey


Lightly brush a 30 cm ovenproof sauté pan or cake tin with olive oil

Dough: Place the dry ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer. With the mixer going, gradually add the water, olive oil and lastly the honey and beat on low speed for 5 minutes. The dough should be smooth and elastic. If the dough is very loose, add a little extra flour. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 180˚C.

To assemble: Divide the dough in half. Roll one piece out on a lightly floured bench to fit the base of the tin.

Lightly brush the dough with olive oil and scatter with half the grapes, blue cheese and thyme and drizzle with half the honey.

Roll out the second piece of dough and place on top, pinching the edges together. Brush with olive oil and scatter over the remaining grapes, gently pushing them down into the dough, then top with the remaining blue cheese, thyme and honey.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and puffed.

To serve: Cut into wedges and serve warm, drizzled with extra honey if desired.