Tuesday, 10 June 2008


Making bread is incredible fun!

For something different, take your usual or favourite bread dough, flatten it out on to a floured work bench. Cut it into rectangles or triangles. Then take your baker's helper and cut slits any old way you feel like into this rectangle without cutting through the edges. Spread them out. Let rise. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

The fougasse looks stunning. It tastes just like your favourite bread, but has a different shape. Serve with a cheese platter, stew, or soup. Thread a ribbon through some pieces to bind them together and give away to friends and family.

This fougasse shape was copied from R. Bertinet's book "Dough".


Kate said...

This looks great! What though is a baker's helper?? Can you put a photo of it here somewhere, Veggie Gnome?

Veggie Gnome said...

It's a scraper thingie. Will try to take a picture later.