Thursday, June 30, 2016

Crockpot Rosemary Focaccia #DomesticGoddess


I've been blogging a lot about my experiments with my new Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System and, naturally, I spend way too much time online looking for ideas. On Pinterest (which is highly addictive) I kept seeing recipes for crockpot bread so I got a bright idea. This could not be easier. What you need is:
  • 1 1-lb. loaf of frozen bread dough (they come in bags of 5 loaves)
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. rosemary needles
  • 1 gallon sized zipper bag
  • 2 sheets baking parchment or wax paper
  • a crockpot
There are lots of recipes for the dough but, since I had the frozen dough anyway, it seemed like a logical choice. So, before I went to bed last night I took a zipper lock kitchen bag and put inside a loaf of the frozen bread (still frozen) plus the olive oil and the rosemary. I zipped it shut and massaged it until the bread was coated in oil and rosemary, then put it in a bowl and went to bed.

This morning the bread had risen so high that it stretched the bag to its limits. All I did was line the crockpot with 2 large sheets of wax paper (you are supposed to use parchment but I didn't have any so I took a chance on the wax paper and it was fine.) I dumped the contents of the bag onto the wax paper and spread the rosemary around with my fingers. Put the id on and turned the Ninja to Crockpot High (if you use a regular crockpot just turn it to high) for 2 hours.

After 90 mins. I checked it and the bottom was a gorgeous golden brown so, using the wax paper to turn it, I flipped it over, put the lid back on and let it cook for 30 minutes more. This is the result:

It was steaming hot but I sliced the end off because I couldn't wait to taste it. It is delicious--really great rosemary flavor.

I'm going to try it again soon using sliced garlic and shallots instead of the rosemary. The crust is crunchy and the inside is so tender! And it could not be easier to make.

Thanks for reading.

15 comments:

  1. If it has rosemary, I'm there. I love the flavor the smell.

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    1. I hear you!!! It smells so good while it is baking, too!

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  2. Mmmm! That looks delicious! No frozen bread dough here - or gallon sized zipper bags... and I don't have a crockpot, so this would take some improvisation to replicate!

    Susan at
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    1. Sounds like a challenge! But I'm sure wherever you are traveling at the moment, there are better treats.

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  3. Frozen bread dough and a Crock Pot? I think I could manage that.

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  4. Mmmm. Fresh bread. One of the best aromas I can think of. After he retired my father made fresh bread every day. What a treat for my mother to wake up to in the morning.
    I don't think we get frozen bread dough either. Or zipper bags. Some exploring is requited.

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  5. You can always use homemade dough, of course, and you could pot in a bowl to rise with the olive oil and rosemary. You wouldn't have to have a zipper bg.

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  6. Oh, dear. This could be dangerous information to have this winter.

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    1. It's worth it. Wednesday, I tried to email but your email server rejected me. I want to blog about your book. Contact me, please.

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  7. That looks good and tempting (especially as I try to limit carbs!).

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    1. For the most part I do, too, but every now and then I indulge.

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  8. What an interesting idea! Thank you for sharing. We have recently dug up crockpot recipes, but none involve dough. Be well, my dear.

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  9. I am definitely going to try it. Thanks

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