Garlic Fougasse

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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.

For other French breads, check out Multigrain Fougasse, Pain Brie and Baguette

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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
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

  1. You can use garlic cloves instead of garlic powder. Mince 5-6 garlic cloves and add it to the dough
  2. If you don’t have mixed herbs, add equal quantities of dried rosemary, thyme and oregano to the dough

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Nalini says:

    Must be a flavorful bread,looks amazing.

  2. I love the way the fougasse is shaped, really very cute… it’s been ages since I have baked breads… miss doing it…

  3. Srivalli Jetti says:

    I love the flavour gives a baked dish, this surely looks fantastic Sowmya. I almost thought you picked up garlic and would do some garlic dishes..but trust you to bake some breads..of course I can drool over them!

  4. Fougasse is one beautiful bread and you have made it perfect. Garlic gives an amazing flavour in breads and in this fougasse it would be great..

  5. harini says:

    Wow! the bread looks fantastic and I am sure my folks will love it more because it has garlic flavors in it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sharmi says:

    Look at the Texture of the Bread!! Its just awesome and super easy.

  7. Pavani says:

    That is such a flavorful and delicious looking bread. Looks so chewy and delicious.

  8. Bread looks beautiful and flavorful.

  9. Suma Gandlur says:

    I love fougasse’s leaf shape and seems like your experiment was a success.

  10. Priya Suresh says:

    Fougasse with garlic flavor, thats sounds absolutely amazing. How pretty and delicious this bread looks..

  11. I love the garlic flavor all around. I love everything about this bread, the shape, flavor and the texture ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. chefmireille says:

    fougasse has been on my to do list for such a long time and yours came out just perfect – so beautiful!

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