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:

Change those ingredients for: 1 fougasse 2 fougasses 4 fougasses 6 fougasses

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Time required for this recipe:
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34 min.2 hours35 min.3 hours 9 min.
Keeping: Several days in a towel bag.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Then cover with grated Comté.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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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.
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Add another ¼ of the bacon on top, and sprinkle again with grated Comté.

Stage 12 - 1 hour
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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

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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