Chocolate Almond & Grapes Foccacia


Oh Parting is such a Sweet Sorrow!

It's all happening too fast: in two weeks time we will be leaving our old place for a brand new one. The house is in chaos. Sealed and semi-sealed boxes are everywhere. I feel like being nostalgic seeing all those good and bad memories piled up in boxes. This place that we call our own for years will be someone else's in few weeks time.Come to think of it, I love everything about this community; its neighborhood, the small artisans and of course my favorite shops. And this place has its own beauty and character not easy to forget.

I hate goodbyes.

And when melancholy is at its finest on me, cooking is my only theraphy. I'll be sending off this sweet foccacia over at Kellypea of Sass & Veracity who's celebrating her 100,000th visitor with Gordon Ramsay. For more details do check out the link.

Chocolate Almond and Grapes Foccacia

250- 270 g of all purpose flour (start by putting 250 grams and add the rest if necessary)

1 teaspoon of dry yeast

120 ml of warm water

2 tablespoons of honey

half a teaspoon of salt
half a small glass of olive oil (about 10 cl)


50 g of dark chocolate (I suggest you put more)
half a cup of whole almond nuts
half a cup of grapes


Start by dissolving the dry yeast in the warm water. In a bowl put the flour, salt and pour the water mixed with yeast. Knead the mixture. Add the honey and olive oil and continue kneading for about ten minutes. Let the dough rise for an hour. Flatten using a rolling pin. Dust with flour your working table and your hands. Melt your chocolate using your microwave. Divide the chocolate into two. Fold in gently the first part on your dough as you fold and flatten it. Add the second half using the same technique. Next fold in your almond nuts and grapes on the dough. Flatten gently the dough and make a form depending on your preference (square, round, oval). Decorate the top with some nuts and grapes. Preheat the oven at 200 celsius and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.


My other bread recipes:
Chocolate Rolled Brioche
Coco Bread
Banana Nutella and Maple syrup bread

30 comments:

Makis said...

Grabe, you're almost ready to go! I haven't even really started. I packed not even one fourth of our stuff! Para talagang alsa balutan ah! But no good byes!

Manggy said...

Aww, think of it this way: you'll be coming to a new area with hopefully a new set of artisans and shops! :) If that fails, then you can be the artisan! I'm sure everyone will flock to you for your delicious bakes! :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I know, leaving a place is allways sad, even if you go to a better one... Hope the moving goes smoothly.
The foccacia is great, I have to make a sweet foccacia soon!

Peter M said...

Your moving and you have time to bake...superhero!

I'd love to have a couple of these (okay 3) with some coffee.

mikky said...

sometimes, i feel the same way... but as they say, there's got to be something good and better out there... :) lovely bread... too bad, i can't taste through staring...

Happy cook said...

Moving to a new place is ood at least yo throw the things you really don't need and then stat cluttering in the new place.
Wonderful idea u made them with grapes

Adam said...

Yeah, leaving all the memories behind is a tough thing to do. When I was younger I thought a house actually got sad when people left :)

Great bread Dhanggit. Think of it this way, you are going to make one awesome neighbor. I would love coming over to your place for coffee and of course maybe some bread here and there :)

Ning said...

I can only drool at your lovely pictures of lovely breads and other baked creations since I am not a real baker at all! :)

Gloria (Canela) said...

Dear Sis, I hate good bys! too and the moves!! But the last time we move (4 years ago) I feeling how you and was not easy, but dear I knew so nice people here (Im talking about stores,gardiners,bakers etc. these are my friends) and Iknow I think I dont want to live in any place, only here. The human being is amazing and you with your lovely little girl Im sure will be happy anywhere!! of course I think how Peter How you have time to cook??? maybe is dont be crazy!! kisses and the time run, and when you you be in your new house you will be so OK. Huggs and kisses!!!!! xxxxxGloria

Beautiful foccacia I love it!!! I want cook today!!
I talked to other people that the lovely sweet sushi you make! IM proud of my sis!!!

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks absolutely fantastic - I love the combination of flavors. Good luck with your move!

daphne said...

Gosh! U r moving? Exciting stuff-more great recipes in a new kitchen I hope!

This is the first time I am seeing a sweet version of foccacia! Wonder why I havent seen this around before-Thanks for introducing that to me.

noobcook said...

wow, so gorgeous! I adore blueberries, can't get enough of them ;) good luck for your move!

Maria said...

Wow, look at that sweet treat! How did you find the time???

Deborah said...

Change is hard, but it is usually always good, too!!

This sounds delicious!

glamah16 said...

Like Deborah, I agree change is hard but good. Think of all the new inspiration.Great looking foccacia.

Mandy said...

The foccacia looks mighty delicious. Having just moved to a new place not long ago, I can relate to how you feel. All the best for your upcoming move!

farida said...

Good luck with the move! Must be a big change.

Your foccacia looks so good. Such an interesting recipe!

FAMILY FIRST said...

New house, new kitchen, new fun! You indeed make these recipe sound easy but I am sure I will be sweating away if I decide to do this!

Leslie said...

Think of moving as a good way to get rid of all the crap you dont need anymore!!!!!
On the other hand..I HATE unpacking!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, a sweet Foccacia! I would love to try it.

Dee said...

Dhanggit, your photography and culinary skills never cease to amaze! I've bookmarked this and bumped it up the list. I've got the grapes and the chocolates, and I don't believe in coincidences ;)

I know you're a little sad, but change can be good for the soul, too :)

ICook4Fun said...

Good Luck with your move. I too hate moving.mmm this is something new. A sweet focaccia. I would love to try this :)

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Hey, what do you think of these coinkidinks -- you're moving, we're moving. . .and now, you've baked foccacia and we did foccacia too. Hee!

Of course yours look beautiful with the grapes and delicious with the chocolate and almonds. Mine just looks dumpy. Hee hee.

hot garlic said...

Whatta woman! You are so good, I can't believe you can bake something so delectable and creative amidst all of the boxes!

You are too kind. I see your cute little messages of love and care posted to fellow bloggers, you are so uplifting and treat everyone like they are your bff {I love it when yo call me dear!} You're so sweet!

Passionate About Baking said...

Parting is always painful...but am sure there'll be wonderful people whereever you are going girl...GO Dhanggit!! Love the focaccia...very intriguing! Are those regular black grapes you've used? Very nice!

Emiline said...

What a wonderful combo!

Good luck with your big move.

Lore said...

I so craved a grape cake yesterday but helas, no one made one for me. I now have your delicious recipe for when a volunteer comes around ;)
Have a hassle-free move!

white on rice couple said...

Congrats on your new place! You're gonna be so busy! You must send me your newest addy, I have to send you a housewarming gift!

You make the best breads, really you do. I just love the grapes in it, something I have never tried but am in LOVE with already.

Lori said...

Wow that looks amazing. I like your combination! Good luck with your move.

Shaheen (Coco) said...

Very interesting foccacia. I've made the more savory kind but this looks like a delicious option too.