A classical Italian bread with fresh grapes, so good now in grape season. And flavoured with Tracy’s fabulous NOMU Foods products.
Grape Schiciatta with rosemary oil
1 tbsp chopped rosemary leaves
1 clove garlic, skin on, lightly bruised
½ cup NoMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil
400g stone ground flour, sieved
10g instant yeast
2½ tsp caster sugar
½ tsp NoMU Sea Salt
2 tsp NoMU Italian Rub or One For All Grinder
200ml warm water
350g washed, seedless black grapes
A handful of whole rosemary leaves
To create a rosemary infused oil, gently heat the chopped rosemary and garlic in the NoMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a saucepan or in the microwave. Set aside to cool. Place the flour, yeast, sugar, salt and NoMU Italian Rub in a large mixing bowl. Add the warm water and half the infused olive oil. Bring together to form a dough and knead on a well-floured surface for 5-10 minutes. Add a bit more water or flour to get the right consistency.
Place the dough back in the bowl, add the grapes and work them into the dough. Place the dough in a clean bowl, oiled with the rosemary oil mixture and brush the top with more oil. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Brush a round, oven-proof pan with the remaning rosemary oil. Place the dough in the pan and drizzle with olive oil, a grinding of salt, ½ teaspoon caster sugar and the remaining rosemary leaves. Leave to rise again for 45 minutes before placing in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
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Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NOMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated way she loves to cook is very much evident in the NOMU range of products where the emphasis is always very clearly on Quality, Consistency and Innovation with an authentic and unusually personal story attached!
Tracy has become a well-respected South African food personality and businesswoman while NOMU’s story as an entrepreneurial case-study and branding success story has also seen the brand earn critical acclaim and attention in a variety of food related television programs, featured editorials and events. The NOMU Brand Story is presented in a variety of public speaking events throughout the year by Tracy’s partner and NOMU Co-Creator, Paul Raphaely.
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