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:

  1. Wow! Looks great! Delicious recipe Priya!

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

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

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  4. 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 :)

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  5. looks delicious and yum!
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  6. looks delicious and yum!
    Join in the EFM - SAVOURIES SERIES going in my blog!

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  7. tempting n mouthwatering fougasse

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  8. Woiow it looks so yummy and beautiful

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  9. Looks really yum, perfect for the festive season !

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

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

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

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  13. U shaped well the fougasse , perfect for Noel :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. What a wonderful holiday version of fougasse!

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

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