Grape & Fennel Seed Flatbread

Episode: 14
Title: Grape & Fennel Seed Flatbread
Broadcast: Nov 18th
Presenter: Russell Blaikie

Ingredients for 6 serves:

  • 325 ml water
  • 10 grams dried yeast
  • 500 grams strong (bread making) flour
  • 10 grams salt
  • 75 mls extra virgin olive oil
  • 250 grams seedless grapes
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • Fresh thyme
  • Extra Sea salt and extra virgin olive oil for sprinkling over the top
  • Baking paper and baking tray for pizza oven
  • Some spicy chorizo sausage to serve with your flatbread


  • Pre-heat your pizza oven to 230C. Soak fennel seeds in a little warm water.
  • Place the yeast with water into a large bowl and mix to dissolve. Leave for 5 minutes to activate the yeast.
  • Add salt, flour and 75ml olive oil and stir together with a wooden spoon, it will vome together as a wet dough.
  • Turn onto work surface and knead well. Place back into a clean, oiled bowl and allow to rest until doubled in size.
  • Tip dough into baking tray which has been lined with baking paper, press into tray to evenly distribute dough and allow to rise to double again.
  • Press grapes into dough, sprinkle with fennel seeds, thyme and sea salt and place into oven.
  • Cook until golden brown and cooked through, this will take 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove, drizzle with a little more olive oil and allow to cool before slicing and serving with grilled meat or tasty cheeses.

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