Sunday, 2 October 2016

Fougasse


Its week 6 of Great British Bake Off  and the theme was Botanical week, contestants were asked to create a signature dish which was a citrus meringue pie, followed by a technical challenge of a French herby bread called Fougasse and finally a three tiered showstopper cake with flowers.

This week I have chosen to recreate the Fougasse, the recipe I used was one of Paul's original Fougasse recipe.




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Fougasse
Beautifully flavoured with herbs and sea salt this Fougasse bread is perfect for serving with Soup.
Ingredients:
  • 560g Bread flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon fine semolina for dusting
  • 10g Salt
  • 7g Instant Yeast
  • 350 ml luke warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil plus extra for greasing and drizzling
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh sage finely chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea salt flakes for sprinkling
Method:
1. Add the flour, salt and olive oil and 3/4 water to a bowl of an electric mixer. Mix the flour until it comes together,it will be wet.2. Gradually add the remaining water a little at a time to make a soft dough, Add  the herbs and keep mixing the dough until it becomes elastic and comes together.3. Oil a big plastic container and transfer dough to it, cover and leave to prove for 1 hour until it doubles in size.4. Mix the dusting flour with semolina on a work surface and transfer the dough from plastic container to work surface.Knead the dough and divide it into two.5.Oil two baking trays and line with silicon paper .6. Shape each dough into a leaf shape and transfer it to the baking sheets. Cut two lines in the middle of the leaf shape and 3 diagonal lines on either side to make veins.


7. Cover the trays and leave to prove them for the second time for about 30 mins .Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C / 45O degrees F. 8.Brush the Fougasse with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and oregano, bake the Fougasse in the oven until golden brown (approx 20 minutes) Remove from the oven and enjoy warm dipped in olive oil. 
Details
Prep time: Cook time: 20Total time: Yield: 2 Loves




Submitting this to :
Great Bloggers Bake Off with Jenny from Mummy Mishaps.


39 comments:

  1. I have never tried Fougasse before but I am sure i would like it. Yours looks very delicious and perfect slits in it too x

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  2. I feel like I've eaten this bread abroad before and it was delicious, I think I'll have a go at making it as it's getting to soup season now! Lovely photos btw! Xx

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  3. I really want to give this a go and you've made it look really easy! Hope it tasted as good as it looks :)

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  4. Gotta love some GBBO and your Fougasse looks delicious. I've never tried to bake bread myself.

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  5. Yes, that would be perfect with a warm bowl of soup!

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  6. I really like the sound of this, I have heard of it before, but have never tried it x

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  7. This looks delicious! It looked really hard on the bake off but I think I could manage your recipe - thanks for sharing x

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  8. This sounds amazing, I have most of these ingredients in and am in a baking mood. I might find myself making this later x

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  9. Ooh that looks lovely and crisp on the outside Nanya,
    Angela x

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  10. This looks delicious and pretty too! I have never attempted to make bread as I just get intimidated by the thought of it, this recipe however doesn't look to difficult. x

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  11. This sounds like a lovely bread. I am enjoying all the bloggers bakeoff posts. :)

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  12. Ooh this looks so yummy!
    I would definitely give cooking this a go :)

    Dani x

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  13. This looks absolutely delicious. I'm one of those people who swears they won't eat any bread when they go to a restaurant and then before I order a drink I've ordered the bread basket. I have no shame :)

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  14. Oh what a cool idea. I think this would be a lot of fun to try and make. I love the theme!

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  15. This looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing.
    I love a good bread with soup! In fact, soup & bread = my favourite meal

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  16. I have to admit I have never tried Fougasse but it sounds absolutely amazing - I totally need to give it a try soon! x

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  17. This looks amazing, I love breads like this. I really shouldn't eat so much bread but it always looks so nice x

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  18. I'm not supposed to eat too much bread but I think this would definitely be something I'd love! It looks delicious xx

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  19. Your fougasse looks great Nayna, the leaf shape is wonderful and it has a lovely golden colour. I will try this soon I think!

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  20. This looks delicous I've never had fougasse before

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  21. It looks delicious but it looks so complex to make. I am a fan of Great British Bake Off as well.

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  22. The bread looks delicious. I do love making fresh bread it not only tastes great but makes the house smell lovely too.

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  23. I'm watching Bake Off and was intrigued to try fougasse, so thank you for sharing the recipe!
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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  24. I haven't made these in yonks! You've inspired me to give it a go again. Such a simple yet effective technique.

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  25. Have never followed GBBO but just reading posts such as yours make me think I should watch it because interesting recipes come from it. Your fougasse looks pretty good!

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  26. Yum I do love the look of this. An easy recipe to make. xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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  27. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds wonderful!

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  28. I've never even tried this before! I need to try it asap sounds like something I would love x

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  29. I was practically drooling when this was on GBBO, I'd never heard of it before but it sounds delicious!

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  30. I just want to dip some of this in a big bowl of soup!

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  31. Oh my goodness that looks delicious! I am drooling!

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  32. Ooh, I love fougasse! And what a lovely, simple recipe too!

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  33. Nice, that looks just like the one on GBBO!

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  34. It made me so hungry to watch on GBBO! Yours came out looking so yummy!

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  35. I'm really loving GBBO this year. This look fantastic!

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  36. i saw on GBBO and it absolutely looks amazing. wish i could smell it with all of the herbs

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  37. I love herby bread. Have never tried Fougasse, but it looks delicious.

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  38. I really enjoyed watching that Bake Off episode and was looking for a fougasse recipe. I think I will try make this.

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  39. Fourgasse was one of the challenges during bread week on the GBBO

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