Friday, January 10, 2014

Faluche Du Nord/Faluche - A French Bread

Hope you all had a fabulous New year bash, once again Happy new year wishes to you all. Today's post goes to a beautiful bread aka vegan flat bread from Northern region of France. This bread is almost like the pita bread but with a white crust, this bread is quite often prepared for making sandwiches but somehow the peoples in North France enjoy them for their breakfast too with butter and jam. This bread goes for easy ingredients, an easy breezy vegan bread to give a trial if you are experimenting in bread baking at home.

This faluche bread is a traditional bread with a soft texture, it can be either round or flat but looks somewat like a soccer ball. You can have this bread for anytime of the day with your choice of filling. Since Faluche is made with white flour,yeast,water,salt and oil,this bread is easy to prepare. In French bakeries, this bread is often baked in the oven just heating up before the main baking, see how fast they gets baked. I chosed to bake this bread for our this month's Home Baker's Challenge, a monthly baking event started by a group of friends. This month's Home Bakers Challenge goes for some beautiful French bakes i suggested to the members of this group. One among those bakes is this Faluche du Nord.

Recipe Source: En 2 Coups De Cuillere A Pot

2+1/4cup All purpose flour
1/2cup Water
1/2tsp Salt
1tsp Active Dry yeast
2tbsp Olive oil
Extra flour for dusting & rolling
1tsp Oil (for brushing the top)

Add the yeast,salt in luke warm water and keep aside until it turns frothy.

Meanwhile take the flour in a large bowl, slowly add in the yeast mixture, olive oil and knead everything as a smooth and soft dough.

Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and let it sit in a warm place for 1h30.

Remove the dough from the bowl, sprinkle enough flour in a working surface.

Roll the dough as a large disc with enough thickness.

With a round shaped cutter, make medium sized round shaped discs.

Place it in a flour dusted baking sheet, let it sit for an another hour.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Brush the top of the faluche with the oil.

Now sprinkle some flour on the top and bake for 10-15minutes.

Faluche should have a white crust, so take care not to bake for a long.


  1. Hi Priya,How are u?
    Looks like u are back into ur baking spree Yummy looking bread but I should get one parcel to taste and write comments hereafter :))

  2. This is totally new to me, seems so easy and love your pic!!

  3. can almost smell the freshly baked bread :) have a nice week end

  4. love this one!! a beautiful and delicious bread!!

  5. Dough seems pretty similar to Pita but Pita is baked at high temp for very short time. Looks good.

  6. I do something similar and I am Italian, I guess that Italy is very close to France :-).

    Very yummy!

    Ciao and Happy New Year dear Priya!


  7. Looks great...Very much new to me, Thanks for sharing...

  8. Delicious looking French bread, thanks for introducing lot of new n cool bakes to us !!

  9. I guess ur back from india ?How r u doing ?All time snack bread looks very yummy .

  10. Nice too see ur post after a loong time....delicious bread recipe!!

  11. Cute n soft round shapes.really tempting ...

  12. It does look like our Moroccan batbout or to a thick pita bread :)

  13. Hi priya..that looks simple and lovely...I am planing to bake this bread tomorrow and wanted to know if I can add my link here or if it is just for members, in that case I want to be a part of this group..I am new to blogging but very passionate about baking.. Thank you

  14. Hey Priya, its been long since I stopped by. Hope u r doing well....And as usual you are always sharing lovely recipes for all of us :-)
    Happy New Year to you and your family dear!

  15. looks too good..seems quite simple.. :)

  16. this is new to me...Great share

  17. Yummy, Happy NY &Pongal Greetings.


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