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:

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

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

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hasna Hamza Layin said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard f ths bfre

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Meena Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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..

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks amazing.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

beautifully shaped, love this french bread...

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

Priya this looks yummy

mickeydownunder said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sandhya Karandikar said... Reply To This Comment

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

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

very new to me priya !

tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good.. Yummy Bread

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

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

Namita Tiwari said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Amazingly baked French bread, looks soft and yummy!

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks delicious and inviting.

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

it looks like a leaf, very pretty

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

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

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mina Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Superb look... i love this aks...

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sowmya

Dhanish K said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked french bread Priya.:)

Happys Cook said... Reply To This Comment

fabulous... pefectly baked french bread...

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

The bread looks so awesome and delicious....

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Love how this bread looks ..almost like a leaf

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Aamzing bread.. look so perfect

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic bread!! love it.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

OMG - looks too amazing!!!

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

what a fab bread! keep them coming :)

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Great looking bread.. Love the shape.

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Looks absolutely amazing Priya. Another one to bookmark :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Foodiliciousnan said... Reply To This Comment

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