Focaccia Buns

Recipe by andypandy
READY IN: 48hrs 25mins




  • Pour warm water into a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over top, and let stand until frothy at least ten minutes.
  • Whisk in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, along with the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon each of the herbs.
  • The remaining oil, and herbs get mixed together in a bowl for the final brushing later after formed, but just before going into the oven.
  • Add in 3 cups of the flour and make a soft dough. Place onto a floured bread board and knead for 10 to 15 minutes, adding just enough flour as needed only.
  • Place in a oiled large bowl, turning to coat, and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Set into a draft free warm area and let double about 2 hours.
  • Grease baking sheet and set aside.
  • After doubled punch down the dough and divide into twelve portions, to make 12 buns. Roll, pinch and form by tucking under.
  • Place onto prepared baking sheet, cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator of up to 24 hours. But not less than 12 hours.
  • When ready to bake remove and place on counter and let come to room temperature, which will take about an hour or so.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix the remaining oil and herbs if you haven't already done so, and brush tops of each roll.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes until golden or tapping bottoms sound hollow.
  • I also have sliced red or yellow tomatoes or grape tomatoes and placed on top before baking. Also caramelize a thinly sliced onion and you can also place that on top of each and they become crispy while baking also.
  • Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.