Fougasse Bread

Flat fluffy  leaf/heart shaped fresh herb, olive French bread is perfect for table bread, appetizer, snack.It is very similar to Italian focaccia. In Fougasse recipe dough knead with fresh herbs and dough fold with semolina. Kneading , folding and resting of dough makes it fluffy texture.


  • Multigrain flour – 1.5cup
  • Yeast – 1 tsp (instant)
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Semolina and flour -for dusting
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Mix Italian herbs( dry rosemary,thyme,basil,oregano) – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh rosemary-2 tbsp
  • Olive oil-3 tbsp


Step 1 – In bowl take  lukewarm water, sugar, yeast and mix then keep aside for 5 minutes.

Step 2– Take flour in one bowl. Add  salt, and yeast mixture, mix it and knead for 5 minutes then add olive oil,fresh rosemary  and knead 10 minutes. Cover dough and keep aside for 1 hour.

Step 3 –After 1 hour when you open dough it will be almost double/triple in size. Punch it knead for 5-8 minute/fold 6-7 times with little olive oil and cover it for 45 minutes. Cut dough to two parts and flatten it oval/leaf/heart shape. Use dough scraper and give 9 slit(1 straight cut in middle and 4 diagonal cuts on the opposite side). Gently stretch the dough to open up the holes. Keep in baking tray(dust with some flour and semolina) and cover it with cling film.Keep aside  for  1 hour.

Step 4 – Preheat oven to 350f/180c for 10 minutes.

Step 5 – After 1 hour  drizzle olive oil and  Italian herbs, Cover the dough for 10 minutes. place baking tray in preheat oven 180c for 20-25 minutes till upper surface and all sides becomes brown. Take out Fougasse from baking tray ,brush with little olive oil and serve hot .


24 Comments Add yours

  1. abhiray59 says:

    Looks pretty.

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    1. Pretty and delicious 😋… thanks


  2. Thanks for the recipe. This sounds delicious. 🙂

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  3. Great for an upcoming dinner we are having next month.

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    1. Thats sounds really nice plan 👍

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  4. I love how it came out! So pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much for your appreciation 🙏. Enjoy your weekend


  5. HemasSphere says:

    Came across your blog. After catching a glimpse of the mouth watering pics I followed you instantly. Will read all your recipes in leisure and also try them at home. Keep posting.☺

    I am relatively new to blogging. Love it when I come across blogs and posts like that of yours.
    Just 3 posts old here. I am working on a series of 5 and the 4th post is on the way here.Would be glad if you could drop by my blog.

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    1. Thanks Hema, I will surely visit your blog site. Wish you all the best .. Happy Blogging 😊

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  6. molaplume says:

    Good morning and thank you for this excellent recipe about a treat from my grandmother. I will try my hand at home to give a healthy snack to my children and let you know how it went. Un baccione. Arrivederci.

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    1. Thanks so much. I am sure your kids would love it …


  7. Su_Mina says:

    Scared to eat.. its so cute to eat.. 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I take it as a compliment 😊. Thanks 🙏


      1. Su_Mina says:

        Its a compliment..😋 dear.. best wishes.

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        1. Lovely 😊 .. thanks 🙏

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  8. Glad to have found your sight since I’ve been incorporating more vegetables into my diet. Thx!

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    1. I am very happy to know this .. thanks 🙏


  9. dtills says:

    The last Fougasse I made was caramelized onion and roasted peppers, so good! Love this bread💕

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    1. Glad to know you liked it.. thanks 🙏

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  10. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for following my blog!

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