This no-knead focaccia doesn’t require homemade dough, all you need is store bought frozen Rhodes dinner rolls for any easy focaccia hack!
What is Focaccia Bread
Focaccia (pronounced fo-kah-cha) is a flat bread similar to pizza dough that you can make either sweet or savory. It originates in the providence of Liguria in Italy. Liguria is the best known region for their classic focaccia, which is called “classica” in Genoa. Typically it is flattened to about 1/2 to 1 inch thick, with indentations throughout the whole surface. Focaccia bread has a lot of herbs and olive oil with cheese and other toppings as a garnish.
How To Make Focaccia
Like any other bread, focaccia is simply with water, flour, yeast, and oil. First, you let the dough rise for several hours, and sometimes overnight. Second, stretch the dough into a large rectangular shape in a greased baking dish with olive oil. Lastly, the fun part of making focaccia, which is drizzling olive oil on top of the dough and creating indentations with your fingers. Sprinkle the top with your favorite herbs and salt.
How to Keep Focaccia Fresh
Since this bread has tomatoes, olives and cheese, we recommend consuming it the same day. If you end up having leftovers (if that’s possible!) store in an air tight container or bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. We like to reheat in the oven or air fryer.
Why we LOVE this focaccia hack
As you read, focaccia definitely requires a few steps, that’s why we love using frozen dinner rolls. Start of by thawing the bread in a greased 13×9 baking dish, once the bread rises (about 4-5 hours), comes the fun part! Add olive oil, make the indentations and top with tomatoes, olives, herbs, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella cheese. The beauty of this recipe, is not having to wait overnight for this bread, no kneading, and no need to keep using multiple dishes. Moreover, it’s made in one baking dish, you can’t beat that!
No Knead Focaccia Bread Art
- 14-16 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls
- 8 oz cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 4 oz pitted and sliced kalamata olives
- 4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese pearls/balls
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large buttered 13x9 baking dish arrange 14-16 frozen dinner rolls, leaving approximately 1/2 inch space between each roll. Lightly brush each frozen roll with a little bit of olive oil. Cover with saran wrap and light rise for 4-6 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Once the bread has risen to double remove the saran wrap.
- Now comes the fun part of making focaccia, drizzle with olive oil on top of the dough and creating indentations with your fingers.
- Top the bread with tomatoes, olives, fresh basil, and herbs. Give it a little sprinkle of salt and pepper to the top. Get creative and make a pretty design with the toppings!
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Careful not to overbake! Serve warm.
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