Thursday, 21 July 2011

Perfect Summer Loaf: Fougasse Made with a Bread Maker


...and I was pretty happy with the results. Delicious served alongside a Tapas-y lunch of olives, ripe summer tomatoes, Serrano ham and some rocket and salty cheese.  This is a traditional 'focaccia' type loaf originally from Provence in the South of France.  I like it's salty soft texture that is rich with olive oil.

I used dried 'Herbes de Provence' from a cloth bag.  They included some delicious sprinkles of fennel and lavender.

Ingredients

475g strong white flour
1.5 teasp salt
3 tbsp fresh chopped herbs / 1.5 teasp dried mixed herbs
1.25 teasp fast-action yeast
4 tablespoons olive oil
250 ml water

Place in breadmaker.  Set to basic dough (This takes 2 hours in a Panasonic).
Form into two flat shapes and slit with knife.
Leave to rise for 30 mins.
Bake at 220 degrees Celsius or 8-10 mins.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on sea salt.

5 comments:

Beth (Jam and Clotted Cream) said...

I'd be happy with the results too - bet they tasted great. Perfect for tapas

countrywoodsmoke said...

One of my favourite loaves, I love them dipped into olive oil and balsamic vinegar, ideal tapas bread
cheers
Marcus

Liz said...

That sounds and looks wonderful, one of my favourites too and I often use my bread maker just for dough - it does the hard bits and I get the fun stuff..
Liz

Janice said...

Looks lovely!

Grazing Kate said...

Thanks to all for your positive comments - it really is worth a try - and so easy too.