Rosemary Focaccia with Roasted Grapes

Cuisinart original

Focaccia in the microwave? All of the steps of this process are prepared in the microwave, including proofing the dough and AirFrying the grapes to a create a juicy roasted state of flavor


Makes 1 focaccia, 16 servings


⅓ cup warm (105° to 110°F) water
2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
¼    teaspoon granulated sugar
2    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the pan
4    cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1    teaspoon fine sea salt
1½ cups red grapes
       Olive oil
1    tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1    tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
½   teaspoon kosher salt

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 135 (18% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 3g • fat 3g sat. fat 0g chol. 0mg • sod. 215mg • calc. 2mg • fiber 1g


Function: Microwave,Oven/AirFr

1. Prepare the focaccia dough. Put the water, yeast, and sugar into
the bowl of a stand mixer, and stir to combine. Let stand until the
mixture is foamy and bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes. While the yeast is
proofing, combine the bread flour and salt in a separate mixing bowl,
and attach the dough hook to the mixer. Once the yeast is foamy,
add the flour mixture and olive oil to the bowl. Turn the mixer to
medium-low speed (Speed 3), and mix until the dough comes
together as a ball and cleans the side of the bowl. Once dough ball
forms, continue to knead on the same speed (Speed 3) for about
4 minutes. The dough should be smooth and spring back to the
touch. If sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time until smooth.
Alternatively, if the dough seems too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water
at a time. Form into a smooth bowl and transfer to a clean bowl,
large enough for it to rise to twice its size.
2. Put a mug or small bowl of water in the oven. Microwave on High (10P)
for 5 minutes. Remove the mug/bowl of water and then place the bowl
of dough into the oven (not covered). Close the door of the oven and
allow to rest for 30 minutes. At this point the dough should be about
doubled in size and should spring back to the gentle touch of a floured
finger. Remove from oven and then cover while cooking the grapes.
3. Prepare the grapes. Put the AirFry Basket onto the Oven/AirFry Pan.
Put the grapes into the AirFry Basket. Lightly spray the grapes with
olive oil and then sprinkle with salt. Place in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1
Microwave AirFryer Plus in the upper rack position. Select Oven/Air
Fry, and set the temperature to 400°F and time for 5 minutes. Press
Start. Remove and reserve in a separate bowl, being sure to scrape
any juices from the baking pan into the bowl with the grapes.
4. Using about 1 tablespoon of olive oil, coat the baking pan along
the bottom and sides. Stretch the dough to fit into the pan and then
cover with plastic wrap; let rise for about 20 minutes, just enough to
puff up a bit.
5. Remove the plastic wrap, and then put the pan in the Microwave
AirFryer, also in the upper rack position. Select Oven/AirFry, and set
the temperature to 425°F and time for 10 minutes. Press Start. When
the time ends, very carefully flip the partially baked dough (tongs are
a good tool here), and then, using your fingers, make indentations in
the dough over the entire surface. Brush the dough with additional
olive oil, being sure to fully coat the top and the sides. Top with the
grapes, and sprinkle with the chopped rosemary and kosher salt.
Return to the oven. Select Oven/AirFry, and set the temperature
to 425°F and time for 15 minutes. Press Start.
6. Remove from the oven and immediately remove from the baking pan.
Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving.