Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Dryfruits Fougasse

Fougasse is a flat bread typically associated with Southeastern Part of France, they r also prepared in other regions too, they r usually prepared with cheese, olives, bacons ets...Other tasty variations include dried fruit, Roquefort and nuts or olives and goat cheese for It is known by extension as a fougasse even though it is more a sandwich than just a type of bread...this flat bread is one of the traditional bread n they r prepared while christmas with dry fruits soaked in Orange flower water r else in rhum.. i did my christmas fougasse with dry fruits soaked in orange flower water, delicious christmas fougasse n quite easy too..



2cups All purpose flour + flour for kneading n dusting
1tsp Active Dry Yeast
1/2tsp Salt
3/4cup Lukewarm Milk
2tbsp Sugar
1no Egg
4tbsp Butter (room temperature)
1/2cup Dry fruits ( Raisins, Dates, Apricots)
3tbsp Orange flower Water
1tbsp Confectioner's Sugar

Add the dry yeast, salt , sugar to the luke warm milk n let them stand for 5 minutes, add the foaming yeast mixture to the all purpose flour n make a dough by kneading them slowly, dough will be slightly hard even after kneading, dont worry..keep the dough in warm place for 1 hour until they double their volume..

After an hour, add the egg, butter n already soaked dry fruits to the dough n knead again in a floured surface, it will be slightly sticky, knead them slowly with enough flour...



Keep again in warm place for another 1 hour r until they doubled their volume...punch them n knead again as soft dough, flatten them with a rolling pin as like a leaf n cut them with knife as in picture,keep them again in a warm place to get doubled (approximately half an hour)..

Preheat the oven at 350F , line a baking sheet over the baking tray, arrange the flatten dough on the tray n bake them for 30 minutes r until they turn brown...

Let them cool n springle the confectioner's sugar over the baked fougasse...

Delicious Christmas Fougasse Bread!!!

28 comments:

Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Looks great! Delicious recipe Priya!

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow awesome bread recipe. New to me. Looks gr8.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

congrats on ur trophy......yummy recipe

aquadaze said... Reply To This Comment

Came over from the rice mela round up. You have an awesome blog!! Am new to blogging, seeing someone with your energy sure gives me a lot of inspiration :)

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

wow,, looks great priya

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks so nice and intresting priya

SriLekha said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious and yum!
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SriLekha said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious and yum!
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G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

tempting n mouthwatering fougasse

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Woiow it looks so yummy and beautiful

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks really yum, perfect for the festive season !

Divya.M said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome recipe....priya always kalakals.....looks really great....happy christmas in advance...

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very festive,YUM!

sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

looks wonderful and recipe is very good..this is new to me..will surely try this one..

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks awesome... With all dry fruits i bet its delciious!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

U shaped well the fougasse , perfect for Noel :)

Purva Desai said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks yummy, will try this soon. You can sent this dish for christmas feast event if u wish

Pavithra Kodical said... Reply To This Comment

I admire your idea...This is new to me..must say looks delicious...Thanks for dropping by :)

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. super priya... kalakunga... nice entry...

Keerthana said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya, that looks good. something which i've not heard of before..would definitely love to try one of these days

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow... u r an expert in baking.

Suma Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

looks really great..

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy! lovely recipe.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect Bread na dlovely entry

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

We often buy & love the spinach parmesan fougasse.. this looks pretty and the dry fruits are an interesting touch.

Swapna said... Reply To This Comment

Really delicious and interesting recipe..Priya!!!!

Susan/Wild Yeast said... Reply To This Comment

What a wonderful holiday version of fougasse!

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

What a wonderful twist on an old recipe! This looks beautiful.