This week’s theme is to pick one ingredient and make three dishes with that ingredient. Though I thought about a lot of options, I simply could not let go of the chance to make few more breads. So my pick is All purpose flour / Maida as the ingredient and I will be making three breads for this week. Today’s dish is this flavorful Garlic Fougasse. It was a fun bake, not to mention a delicious eat.
Why I like this Bread?
This garlic fougasse has a lovely crispy crust and a soft chewy crumb. It needs only one rise and is easy to make with all ingredients readily available in the pantry. You can have it as a delicious snack or as a side for your pasta.
I adapted my recipe from the Rosemary Fougasse to make this Garlic Fougasse.
Makes 1 Fougasse
WHAT WE NEED
200 gms All purpose flour
3/4 tsp Instant yeast
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
160 ml Warm water
2 tsp Garlic powder
2 tsp Mixed dried herbs
WHAT TO DO
- In a large bowl, add the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil, garlic powder and mixed dried herbs
- Add water and mix all the ingredients together to form a smooth dough
- Set it aside in a warm place till it doubles in volume, around 1 hour
- Grease a baking tray
- Transfer the dough to the baking tray and extend it in an oval shape
- Make cuts to the dough like a leaf, with one in the centre and 5-6 cuts on each side
- Leave an inch gap from the end of the dough so as to not cut the dough completely
- Spread these cuts into large holes using your fingers
- Preheat the oven to 200C
- Bake for 20-22 minutes till the top attains a golden brown colour
- Cool for 10 minutes
- You can use garlic cloves instead of garlic powder. Mince 5-6 garlic cloves and add it to the dough
- If you don’t have mixed herbs, add equal quantities of dried rosemary, thyme and oregano to the dough