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Fougasse with bacon and Comté

Fougasse with bacon and Comté

This is a richer version of the traditional Mediterranean recipe (originaly, it was a simple olive oil bread).

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Last modified on: October 24th 2017

For 2 fougasses, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
34 min.2 hours35 min.3 hours 9 min.
Preservation: Several days in a towel bag.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #1 Lightly fry 200 g small pieces of bacon, in 1 tablespoon olive oil.

They should not be too brown because they will be cooked again in the oven.

Leave to cool.
Stage 2
7 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #2 In the bowl of a mixer pour: 250 ml water (warm), 9 g salt, 50 ml olive oil, then 30 g rye flour and 500 g flour, and finally 20 g yeast.

Knead for 6 minutes on low speed.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
Stage 3
1 hour
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #3 Bring dough together into a ball, cover with a damp tea-towel, and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume (about 1 hour).
Stage 4
5 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #4 Then cut dough into 2 lumps of same weight, roll each one into a ball.

Roll out one ball into a large rectangle.
Stage 5
3 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #5 Divide ¼ of the bacon over half the rectangle.
Stage 6
3 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #6 Then cover with grated Comté.
Stage 7
2 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #7 Make 3 slits with a sharp knife or dough cutter on the other half.
Stage 8
2 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #8 With a brush, moisten the dough all around bacon so that it sticks well.
Stage 9
2 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #9 Then fold dough over on itself.
Stage 10
5 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #10 And press well all round edges to stick.

Roll again gently to flatten.
Stage 11
5 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #11 Add another ¼ of the bacon on top, and sprinkle again with grated Comté.
Stage 12
1 hour
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #12 Place fougasse on baking sheet, cover with a plastic sheet.

Do the same thing with the remaining dough, and leave in a warm place to rise for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 240°C or 464°F.
Stage 13
30 min.
Fougasse with bacon and Comté : Photo of step #13 Put in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, until fougasse is golden brown.

Note: As when baking any bread, you should ensure that the oven is filled with steam for the first 15 minutes of baking. This page shows you how; it really is the secret of golden-brown, crusty loaves..

Remarks

Quantities of bacon and cheese are just suggestions, do not hesitate to adapt to your taste. Likewise for a more "Provençal" flavour, you can add some halved olives to bacon and Comté.

A fougasse straight from the oven, and cut into small cubes, makes an excellent aperitif.

If you plan to eat it later, I advise you to remove it from the oven as soon as barely cooked, and to bake it again for a few minutes just before serving: it's much better warm.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4205118 gr402 gr236 gr
210 %45 %38 %36 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
34410 gr33 gr19 gr
17 %4 %3 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 2 fougasses : 5.52 €
Per fougasse : 2.76 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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