Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Grape and Rosemary Focaccia

Just a quickie today kids, something I saw over at Noble Pig and had to make for my girlfriend since she loves grapes. I made a few minor changes, mostly due to stuff I didn't have. Like Romano, so I used a little mozzarella. It's really not the same, but it gave the focaccia some of that crispy, browned cheese texture. Plus I didn't have fresh rosemary, so I made a quick infused oil to use instead. I figured dried wouldn't work, too crunchy. It came out well, my girlfriend loved it. Turns out I'm not a big fan of roasted grapes, but you don't know until you try, right? Heh. So, looking for a different focaccia and like roasted grapes? Give this a shot.

34 comments:

Jeannie said...

I love focaccia! But not so sure on the grapes too. Maybe I'll substitute with raisins? Those are grapes too, no?

Angie's Recipes said...

Focaccia with fresh grapes atop? How creative and tempting!

doggybloggy said...

stop me in my tracks! this looks so good!

noobcook said...

I've never tried grape on bread, but why not? yours look good hehe

Karen said...

Sounds really good!

elra said...

Interesting focaccia Bob, very creative.

dawn said...

I saw that recipe too and have to try it. You beat me to it. And now I must have it! LOL (isn't that how it always goes?)

Joanne said...

I can't say that I've ever had roasted grapes...maybe substitute for some...roasted sweet potato! yum.

Bridgett said...

I wouldn't be a fan of the grapes either, but you can't go wrong with a good focaccia base.

Dajana said...

I knew about sweet focaccia with grapes. This is so unusual. Looks good.

Julia said...

I might try this with olives instead. Or grape tomatoes. Even though the grape thing might be weird, the rest of it looks super tasty. I have had an itch to make focaccia lately too!

Lucy said...

I've been meaning to make focaccia for such a long time and this recipe just looks gorgeous! Love the idea of roasted grapes, may have to try these even without the bread :)

Jenn said...

Nice!! I'm actually making focaccia this week. Yum!!! Interesting add with the grapes. I've had herbs and such, but never grapes. really neat.

steph said...

I saw that over on Noble Pig - it looked interesting. I haven't had time to make it yet. I need to try it now!

Kris said...

THis is a very interesting recipe! I'll have to give it a try!

Hungry Dog said...

Interesting. I tried a grape cake awhile back and had a similar experience. Hot grapes are weird. But, you gave it a try!

Danielle said...

I don't know if I'd like roasted grapes either but it looks wonderful. Next time try olives :)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I never had roasted grapes! I guess I could pick them off if it turned out I didn't like them. I really love focaccia! This is unique.

The Duo Dishes said...

Saw this on Cathy's site and recently saw an episode of Iron Chef that featured grapes (and one of the chefs roasted a batch). They sound super sweet and great for a savory recipe. Love that you tried it!

Pocky said...

The Focaccia looks great. I'm a bit of a bread whore myself. I'm not too sure about the grapes though. But, like you said you never know until you try it. :)

5 Star Foodie said...

So beautiful and delicious with the fresh grapes on top!

Barbara said...

I saw that too and wondered how good it would be. I like the savory dishes with a touch of sweet, so I might just like the grapes on it.

Bob said...

Thanks kids!

Jeannie: They're dried grapes, yeah. But I think they might dry out too much in the oven. Although you could fold them into the dough...

Joanne: That's an awesome idea. I'm so doing that.

Danielle: I actually don't care for olives. People think I'm nuts. ;)

Barbara: I also really like sweet and savory, which is why I thought I would like this. I think it was mostly the texture of the grapes that got me, the bread itself was quite good.

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Looks yummy! I saw that over at the Noble Pig too. Very drool worthy!

Mary said...

It's an inventive combination that sounds good. I'm sorry it was not a favorite of yours. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Valerie said...

Grapes and rosemary on a focaccia! That's brilliant! :) What's not to love there?

Chris said...

Way to woo the girlfriend! Nice looking focaccia.

Micah | Coffee Machineht said...

Never tried focaccia but I love grapes so I'm pretty sure this one's delicious.

Pam said...

It's too bad you didn't like the grapes. I think it looks really tasty and so creative.

tigerfish said...

What beats freshly baked "herby" focaccia...

grace said...

foccacia, yes. hot, busted grapes, no. i don't think i'd like this a whole lot, but who knows--the little sweetness of the grapes might make a world of difference for me. and hey--atta boy, making some infused oil in lieu of fresh rosemary. i'm impressed. :)

Lea Ann said...

I saw this over at Noble Pig and bookedmarked it myself! Looks wonderful.

Elle said...

That looks like something I'd looove. I've never tried grapes like that, but they must taste great after roasting. Thanks for pointing it out!

Vishal-Coffee Machine said...

I will surely try this recipe.I like experimenting this kind of new recipes, but instead of grapes i will try olives:)

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