A few weeks ago I never heard of the bread Fougasse before. After some research I found out that it’s kind of a french version of the much more popular Foccacia, it’s also much more beautiful according to me. I had to try it and did a batch right away almost. Basically it’s a french herby and salty bread which might be the perfect starter. Just dip in some olive oil and enjoy the amazing taste!
Summary: Fougasse is a french herby and salty bread which might be the perfect starter. Dip in some olive oil and enjoy the amazing taste!
- 500g flour
- 10g salt
- 7g instant yeast
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 350 ml lukewarm water
- 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
- 2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
- Mix flour, salt and yeast into a large bowl. Add olive oil and around 3/4 of the water that should be around 37 Celsius degrees.. Mix slowly until the dough come together and then add the rest of water. Knead the dough for around 10 minutes. Add the fresh herbs and mix until evenly distributed.
- Cover the bowl and let it rise for an hour.
- Dust a work surface with flour and tip out the dough. Divide into two pieces. Lift the dough to 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread out using your hand to flat ovals and try to shape into a leaf shape. Cut two vertical cuts in the middle on the long side and then 6 diagonal on each side. A tip is to use a pizza slicer. Stretch the dough a bit where you cut so there is some space. Let it rise for around 20 minutes.
- Brush the bread with some olive oil and dried oregano. Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes. Try to knock a bit on the bread, if it sounds hollow it’s ready.
Ready in: 60 minutes
Portions: 2 breads