This shortcut focaccia uses premade pizza dough and comes together in under half an hour, give or take a little bit of rising time. The result is crispy, salty, chewy focaccia with hardly any effort.
- 1 pound prepared pizza dough, risen once (either on the counter for a few hours or in the fridge for a day or two)
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons coarse or flaky salt (1 teaspoon if table salt)
- fresh herbs, optional, for sprinkling
- Pour about a half cup of the oil into the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet, 10x13 or so (I used a quarter sheet pan). Roll the dough around in the oil, and stretch it until it nearly fits the baking sheet.
- Place the flattened dough in the center of the baking sheet and drizzle the rest of the oil on top. Sprinkle salt over the entire surface of the dough.
- Place the focaccia in a warm place to rise for about 2 hours or until doubled in size and spread to the edges of the sheet pan. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425F.
- When the dough has risen, bake the focaccia for 15-20 minutes until puffy and browned on top. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes, then remove carefully from the baking sheet and slice as desired.
- Serve warm with extra salt, oil and balsamic for dipping, or on the side of your favorite soup. Enjoy!
I sometimes buy pizza dough and let it hang out in the fridge for a few days (in the package it comes in). It'll cold rise during this time, and I then make the focaccia without the rising time and it turns out perfectly puffy every time!
- Prep Time: 3 hours
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bread, italian, focaccia, easy, shortcut