- 500 g hard flour (bread flour)
- 350 g water
- 10 g dry yeast
- pinch of granulated sugar
- 10 g salt
- extra flour to roll out dough
- 50 g butter, melted
French Flatbread – Fougasse
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- the flour and beat for 8 minutes on medium speed.
- Release the bowl from the mixer. Cover with a kitchen towel and set aside to rest for about 1 ½ hours, until it doubles in size.
- Preheat oven to 230* C (446* F) Fan.
- Place the dough onto a clean work surface dusted with flour. Use a straight edged knife to cut the dough into 5 equal pieces. Knead into balls.
- Use a rolling pin to roll out each ball of dough into the shape of a leaf. Dust with more flour if necessary. Top with ingredients of choice. (You can use herbs, olives, sundried tomatoes, etc.)
- Cut a few slices in the dough, by using a small knife. Make a large cut in the middle of the leaf shaped dough, lengthwise. Make 3 small slanted cuts on either side of the large cut. This is the traditional shape of the fougasse to make it look like a stalk of wheat.
- Transfer the flatbreads to 2 very large baking pans lined with parchment paper. Spread them out a little in the pan so they can maintain their shape while they bake.
- Bake for 10-14 minutes.
- Remove from oven and immediately brush the fougasse with some melted butter.
When the dough is rolled out into a leaf-like shape; cut a few slices in it with a knife to create a design like a stalk of wheat. This is the traditional shape of a fougasse!!!
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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