Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fouée de Touraine/French Style Pita Bread/Fouace ~~ French Cuisine

French cuisine, this cuisine is definitely one among the famous cuisine of the world. French cuisine is very much know for its rich tastes with a long history behind this cuisine. For this month's long blogging marathon, when its comes to the letter 'F' i took French cuisine, watelse i can do. Since am living in Paris, personally i felt that i should do justice to this cuisine and hence i picked French cuisine for F. I have been looking for varieties of French dishes, but i finally ended up making a bread from this World famous cuisine.Before landing here, this cuisine is very much unknown for me. French peoples are hardcore meat lovers, most of their traditional foods are cooked only with meats and some the traditional french foods are still a nightmare for me. However thank god, i dont have any chance to taste those very meaty traditional foods here. French peoples like stuffed snails, frog legs very much and its their favourite festive food, most of their Christmas table have these two dishes with Duck liver which is the most loved and liked festive food here. But French desserts are my favourite, i love their creativity and the varieties of their desserts available easily to anyone here from many famous French chefs.French pastries are well known around the world especially their macaroons, croissants and many more. My favourite list of French pastries doesnt have an end, yes whenever i go to the nearby French bakery,i'll treat myself definitely with one of their pastry, its quite a ritual for us as most of the pastries are very difficult to prepare at home as they are quite time consuming.

Pita bread, French pita bread, Fouée de Touraine

Coming to this Fouée d Touraine,this bread is literally known as French style pita bread, actually this bread is often baked in huge quantities in traditional oven as much as like pizzas. They are very easy to make at home with simple ingredients. This Fouée is traditionally served with goat cheese, with white beans  and pork rillettes. But still this pita style bread can be eaten with salted butter,jam or with any other spreads too.Actually, earlier this bread is made with the leftover bread dough to check the temperature of the oven, if the oven is too hot, this bread gets burns, if the oven is not completely hot, this bread rest unbaked this is how people checked the temperature of their oven in olden days. But later since this bread accompanied very well the regional products for lunch, people started making this bread  during summer get together especially during BBQ. Fouée can be baked in different shapes either as round or rectangles but however this bread looks like pita breads. This Fouée bread is a light bread without much crumb, they looks very much white in colour when compared to other French breads,and this is the speciality of this bread.Sending to Bake Fest guest hosted by Nalini.

Pita bread, French pita bread, Fouée de Touraine

Recipe Source:Wiki Anjou
4cups Bread flour
2tsp Instant yeast
2cups Luke warm water

Take the flour, salt, instant yeast in a bowl.

Add in the water slowly and knead everything as a soft and pliable dough.

Grease a bowl, drop the dough in it, wrap it and arrange in a warm place for 2 hours.

Punch the dough and divide the dough into 12 medium sized balls.

Roll the dough as round medium sized disc,continue the same process with the remaining dough.

Cover the rolled disc with a towel and let them sit for 45minutes.

Preheat the oven to 250F for 15 minutes with the baking tray in it.

Drop the fouées to the hot baking tray and bake for 8-10minutes, remove it and bake the remaining fouées.

Take care not to burn the fouée, handle carefully the hot baking tray while arranging the fouée.

Enjoy this flat bread with your favourite butter or spread.


Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I baked pita bread the exact same way. I should try this French version. It looks very appetizing. Too good!

Catherine said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and delicious. Blessings, Catherine

Lincyscookart said... Reply To This Comment

French Pita bread came out very well.I can smell the freshly baked bread till here:-)

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

What an excellent intro about french cuisine and the bread .Excellent bread sis

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so soft n fluffy Priya.

great-secret-of-life said... Reply To This Comment

your baking skill is amazing this one looks too good to resist

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

As expected you made a special dish. I had no idea that there was a French version pita bread too. They look good and I was expecting that they are baked at high temperatures as the middle eastern pita.

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

you bake wonderful looking breads priya. these pita bread look great

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Priya if you would not cook French..who else would...anyway that bread looks super..has a lovely colour. .though I wish we could have a peek in.
Loved reading about the cuisine.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks awesome, and I like the story behind the pita bread..

Mrs.Mano Saminathan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks pluffy, soft and delicious Priya!!

Sundari Nathan said... Reply To This Comment

wow!! wonderful recipe!! looks so soft and delicious!!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

So soft and delicious Priya...baked to perfection :)

Oriyarasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Soft and deicious......missing the hummus and falafels

Suhaina said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...feel like having that soft bread right now. too good

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome looking bread! Looks really good!

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Nice to know about the French version of the Pita.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Enjoyed reading your post Priya. And nice to know that there is a French version of Pita..

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. that looks perfect.. never knew about French Pita bread...sounds awesome... there is always something new I learn from ur blog :).

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Never knew about this Priya..thanks for brining it to us..

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

thank you for sharing... would love to dip it into my favorite curry...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow french women as I expected a france from you for F and here you are with this fantastic pita bread from france :) looks tooo yummy :)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy preparation

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

it is so similar to pita bread...i expected you to make this one special and while I expected the usual tarts and sweets, you surprised me with simple bread that looks so doable...lovely choice..i think you should do videos as well...your end result is so amazingly beautiful that cant have enough of it in one pic

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Those tiny little puffed breads look so cute. Very well done.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Nice post! There are subtle differences between the middle eastern version and this. Looks cute.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

never heard of this bread before. looks great with a bowl of soup

Joanne T Ferguson said... Reply To This Comment

G'day Your bread looks terrific Priya! Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Wow too good they looks like what we brought from store superb.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Pita wow! We love pita I want to try this bread a lot.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

It reminds me of faluche we did some time back!! Looks beautiful! !

Foodiliciousnan said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so soft and airy Priya...I love all your yeasted bakes

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

The bread has turned out excellent Priya..