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What is a fougasse in French?

Last Updated: 19th June, 2020

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In French cuisine, fougasse is a type of bread typically associated with Provence but found (with variations) in other regions. Some versions are sculpted or slashed into a pattern resembling an ear of wheat.

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Also, what does fougasse mean?

Noun. fougasse (plural fougasses) A type of lattice-shaped bread associated with the area of Provence. An old-fashioned type of land mine, in the form of a foxhole filled with explosives or projectiles.

Also, how do you shape Fougasse? How to Shape Fougasse

  1. Once the dough has risen, uncover it and transfer it to a floured work surface.
  2. Roll out each dough wedge into an 8" x 5" triangle about 1/4" thick.
  3. Make three lengthwise slashes in each triangle, as well as one smaller slash below the middle slash.
  4. Uncover each dough piece.

Also to know is, what is Fougasse made of?

Fougasse. "This recipe for fougasse, the French version of the Italian focaccia bread, is topped with mixed herbs. The flat bread can be slashed to form shapes (a leaf, tree, or wheat stalk), or the slits can be cut to form a lattice, making the bread easy to pull apart."

What is Fugasa?

In French cuisine, fougasse is a type of bread typically associated with Provence but found (with variations) in other regions. Some versions are sculpted or slashed into a pattern resembling an ear of wheat.

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What herbs are good for bread?

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