Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fougasse

Fougasse is a French bread which ressembles quite like a puffy flatbread. Usually this bread is associated to Provence region of France eventhough this bread is very famous with many variations in other regions. We get fougasse from supermarkets topped with onions,bacon and grated cheese, since i dont eat bacons i bake fougasse at home with my favourite toppings or else simply with grated emmental cheese. The Provence version of fougasse have olives,cheese or anchovies and looks almost like pizza without tomatoes.

Mostly fougasse doesnt need any spread to have with it as they are already topped with veggies,meats and cheese. We love fougasse along with a bowl of soup or else with some salads mostly for our dinner. Fougasse with a bowl of soup will definitely satisfy your tastebuds.This fougasse is my last post of this week's baked dishes as theme for this month's long blogging marathon with a dish name starts with 'F'..                      



2 tsp Dried active yeast
1tsp Sugar
1cup Warm water
3 + 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
1tbsp Salt
3tbsp Olive oil
1cup Grated cheese

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water and allow to stand for about 5 minutes.

Add the flour,olive oil and salt to the proofed yeast and stir until a soft dough forms.

Turn dough out into a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.

This should take about 8-10minutes.

Form the dough into a ball and place in a large greased bowl.

Cover and allow the dough to rise  until doubled in size.

Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.

Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet over a baking tray.

Divide the dough as 4-5 equal balls, roll it as a oval shaped disc.

With a knife, give few deep slits on the rolled disc, so that they looks like a leaf, continue the same process with the remaining dough.

Transfer it to the lined baked tray and let them rise for about  20 minutes in a warm place.

Brush the top of the unbaked fougasse with olive oil.

Sprinkle enough grated cheese over it and bake for 30-35minutes until the crust turns golden brown.

Enjoy with your favourite spread or soup.



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46 comments:

  1. wow thats a fabulous french bread :) looks so nice :) love the way you have sprinkled cheese on them :) would love to taste them aks !!

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  2. perfectly made bread..kids sure love this kinf of fluffy breads..

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  3. Oh Priya u introduce me to a new item everyday.The bread looks absolutely soft and delicious.

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  4. one more new bread recipe to try.. sprinkled cheese on bread looks so inviting.. A different shape of bread which surely will attract my little one..

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  5. beautifully shaped, love this french bread...

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  6. G'day Priya! Looks very tasty indeed, true!
    Thank you also for allowing me today to learn something new!
    Cheers! Joanne
    @mickeydownunder

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  7. This French bread looks so soft and delicious ! Loved all your baked goodies..

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  8. A must try recipe. Been wanting to try it for a long time.

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  9. I love fougasse! Yours have turned out great, Priya.

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  10. Beautifully made and perfectly baked.
    The bread looks so presentable. The grated cheese is making it look so delectable!

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  11. Amazingly baked French bread, looks soft and yummy!

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  12. Bread looks delicious and inviting.

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  13. it looks like a leaf, very pretty

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  14. Priya, you made bread making look so easy. Thanks for introducing Fougasse to me.

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  15. Priya, that bread looks amazing! I love the toppings you suggested!

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  16. i loved to learn about this dish and the way it is consumed, I am falling in love with the french cuisine since you have started posting some unknown recipes..please continue

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  17. I have baked fougasse and we all love its texture...this looks awesome priya!!!

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  18. amazed at the variety of bread you have posted so far.. this one no diff.. So perfectly done

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  19. I don't have much confidence in making bread but looking at your instructions - I am tempted. This bread looks so delicious.

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  20. looks so soft and airy!!! bookmarking this!!!

    Sowmya

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  21. Perfectly baked french bread Priya.:)

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  22. fabulous... pefectly baked french bread...

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  23. The bread looks so awesome and delicious....

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  24. Priya my book marking list is increasing..thanks to you:))..the bread looks right out of a bakery.

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  25. Love how this bread looks ..almost like a leaf

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  26. It appears as if these fougasse are screaming "get me" thru my monitor screen. They look super inviting.

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  27. That's a yummy looking bread, looks wow :)

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  28. Never tried it Priya. With all the cheese on top it looks so delicious...

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  29. Never heard of this bread before.. Looks yum..

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  30. what a fab bread! keep them coming :)

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  31. Great looking bread.. Love the shape.

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  32. The bread looks beauuutiful and it is baked to perfection...Yummo

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  33. Looks absolutely amazing Priya. Another one to bookmark :)

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  34. Lovely bread! Love to have this for dinner with a bowl of soup :)

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  35. bread baking is an art and you have learnt it very well!

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  36. Oooooooooooo! I am in love with this delicious bread. Looks so yum.

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  37. Love the look of this one. Have seen so much french dishes from your blog and totally loving it. Have never eaten emmental cheese although ive seen it in supermarkets here (its very pricey)! I should probably get one soon for this

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