Slow Roasted Tomato Foccaccia

9:17:00 PM

Roasted tomato foccaccia bread is a happy marriage between two recipes I've come to love over the last couple of years.

We love foccacia in my house—I especially love this recipe, where the bread machine does all the hard work! I created this recipe because I wanted some whole wheat foccacia and couldn't find a recipe that wasn't too heavy.  And of course, this is the time of year to enjoy tomatoes, but if you want, you can enjoy this recipe year round. You see, the tomatoes in this recipe have been preserved! This recipe is also a two-step process—make the tomatoes while they are in season, and then make the bread when you want to eat!

Have you checked out Food in Jars? I love Marisa’s blog—she is my go to resource when I am trying to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables for later consumption! She has recently come out with a cookbook. It’s on my list to get and read—I am sure I’ll learn a couple new tricks!

Anyway, I adapted my slow roasted tomato recipe from Marisa. Her Roasted Tomato recipe on her blog is more of a method, and I’ve put together more numbers for those of you who’d like more detail.

Also, if you want to cheat a little, you could use pre-made pizza dough instead of making your own. But I promise, it is worth the little bit of effort if you have the bread machine to make your own dough.

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Ingredients:
1 to 1 ½ pounds cherry or grape tomatoes
1/8 cup of extra virgin olive oil
Two generous pinches of rosemary salt (or other coarse salt)

Foccacia Ingredients
(you can use premade/frozen pizza dough or the following:)
3/4 cup warm water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp table salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp dry yeast

To make the tomatoes: Preheat oven to 300. Wash and pick over the tomatoes.

Cut them in half and arrange on a rimmed baking dish or pan.

Mix oil and salt and drizzle oil mixture over the tomatoes.

Roast in oven for 2 hours, or until soft and slightly browned on top. Freeze until ready to use.

To make the bread: Place ingredients into bread machine in order recommended by your bread machine. Set the bread machine to the “Dough” setting and run (my machine takes about an hour and a half to do this). If you want, you can also just take frozen pizza dough and thaw. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with a pizza stone in the oven. (You can do this on a baking sheet or pizza pan if you desire)

Spread the dough out on a pizza peel (or a pizza pan if that’s what you’re using).

Press the thawed tomatoes into the top of the dough. Bake for about 20 minutes, until lightly brown.


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  1. Following by email - from Blog Hop Social!

    This looks super duper delicious! would love to try it and let you know how it goes. :)

    1. Please let me know if you do try it! I'd love to hear how it goes!

  2. Sounds yummy...I am your newest follower from the Blog Hop Social.

    Anissa from Chasing Hailey

  3. I bet those tomatoes make the dish! So yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your weekend. Pinning.

  4. This Foccacia looks super tasty
    And I love the fact that it's made of whole wheat :)

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