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Focaccia Rolls

Focaccia Rolls

I love bread. I’m totally a bread girl. Give me a basket of warm bread, (and LOTS of softened butter), and I’m one happy camper..I don’t even need to order dinner. I’ve been known to demolish a loaf of warm Italian Bread in one sitting. I know, I’m so carb-conscience.

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I’ve blogged about Focaccia bread before, back when I first started this little blog, before I changed the name & started to learn about lighting in photographs! Eek! I continually make that original focaccia bread & it’s fabulous dipped in an herbed oil, its my favorite go-to! But I’ve recently become obsessed with focaccia as the vessel for sandwiches! It adds even more flavor & just gives it a little pizazz!

This is my favorite focaccia roll! It’s easy, it’s delicious, soft and herb-y. Yep, it’s a word. Make it. Oh! oh! And definitely come back Wednesday for one of my favorite sandwiches ever using these fabulous rolls!!

Focaccia Rolls | Fabtastic Eats

Focaccia Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 12 Rolls


  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, divided
  • 3 1/2 cups flour


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together the water, honey, and yeast.
  2. Allow to proof for ten minutes until nice and frothy.
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil, salt, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon of the rosemary, and mix together.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining olive oil and herbs, and set aside.
  5. Attach the dough hook and add the flour.
  6. Knead on medium for 10-12 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic and doesn't stick to your hands.
  7. Oil a large bowl and add the dough. Cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap and put in a draft-free area to rise for 1 1/2-2 hours, or until the dough doubles in size.
  8. Once risen, punch down, and divide into 12 equal size balls.
  9. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover with a damp towel, and allow to rise for 30-40 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  11. Using the remaining olive oil and herb mix, brush on top of each roll.
  12. Pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and the rolls sound hollow.

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  • Reply carrian

    Ummm, this is totally getting pinned so that I never forget. I have to make them!!!

    February 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      haha thanks! 🙂

      February 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Meghan {For the Love of Dessert}

    Carbs, schmarbs. Gimme that foccacia.

    Your photography is awesome now (my pictures used to be, as sometimes still are a bit yellowy too)! Congrats and good job girl! You have me drooling!

    February 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      hahah thank you! 🙂

      February 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    I’m a sucker for bread too, it’s so bad! I love dipping focaccia in lots of olive oil!

    February 12, 2013 at 4:00 am
    • Reply Alaina

      oh too!!

      February 12, 2013 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

    Focaccia is one of those things I crave and go buy, so I’m very glad to have found a pretty straightforward recipe to use! Pinning so I’m never attempted to buy something I can easily make 🙂

    February 16, 2013 at 7:19 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I love making things at home that I would usually buy too!! Enjoy!

      February 17, 2013 at 4:42 am
  • Reply Amelia

    I just made these– They turned out amazing. I fudged the recipe a bit (it was a touch confusing, or maybe I just didn’t read it all the way through. I’ve been known to do that) and they are beautiful!

    October 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Ill have to go back and check it out, make it easier to read! Thank you so much though, I am SO happy to hear you are enjoying them!! 🙂

      October 22, 2013 at 11:56 pm

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