Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia

September 21st, 2018 by Desiree Smith

If there’s one shining star of the early fall harvest season, it just might be the humble tomato.

A steadfast hero of many dishes, tomatoes spend the long summer days soaking up the sun on the vine until they’re ready to harvest as summer comes to a close. And just in time to ring in autumn on the last official day of summer, we’re bringing out a simple yet fresh Italian flatbread recipe. Studded with juicy tomatoes and sprinkled with fresh rosemary, this Italian focaccia bread is the perfect addition to any pasta dinner, or with a simple salad out on the porch while you soak up those last few rays of the summer sun.


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 1 cup red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 package hot roll mix (16 oz.)
  • 1 cup warm water (about 115 degrees F)
  • 1 egg
  • all-purpose flour (for dusting)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare large cookie sheet with vegetable pan spray.
  2. In medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and cook 1-2 minutes, or until softened slightly.
  3. Stir together hot roll mix and included yeast packet in large bowl. Add water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and egg; stir until dough forms (dough will be very sticky). Turn out onto well-floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover dough and let rest 5 minutes.
  4. Roll dough out to a 12 in. x 16 in. rectangle. Transfer to prepared pan. Using fingertips, make several indentations in dough. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle tomatoes over dough, leaving any excess liquid behind in pan. Sprinkle with rosemary and coarse salt.
  6. Bake 22-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on pan on cooling grid 5 minutes; remove to cooling grid to cool completely.


Don’t forget to snap a picture and tag @wiltoncakes after it’s come out of the oven! And check out all of our fall favorites for more fun ideas.

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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