Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Herbed Fougasse

Fougasse is a rustic bread made with olive oil that's popular in Provence. It's frequently flavored with fresh herbs, olives, nuts or cheese. The loaf is shaped to look like a leaf.

This is another recipe from The Art and Soul of Baking, and again you can find portions of the book online here.

This recipe calls for fresh herbs, and I used a lot of fresh rosemary as it's one of my favorites. The smell in the kitchen when this was baking was amazing--fresh bread, olive oil, and rosemary. After the bread was baked I let it sit out on the counter for a whole day. When I finally tasted it at first I thought that it was a bit dry. But after heating it briefly in the oven it crisped up nicely and the crumb was very tender. The bread was delicious!

Eat your veggies,


  1. your breads turn out so beautifully!!!!

  2. That's such a cool shape! I'll have to give this a try. I brought my rosemary plant in for the winter (and it's still alive!).

  3. Yummy! I bet this would be delicious with a steaming bowl of soup.

  4. Hi Michelle,

    We publish the cookbook The Art & Soul of Baking. You've been saying the book is totally available on Google Books. We want to clarify that only 20% of the book is available on Google Books. Thanks for baking from the book and posting your reviews on your blog.

    Best, Andrews McMeel Publishing

  5. Thanks!

    And, I'm so sorry for the misinformation! I have corrected the posts.