Herbed Fougasse from the Art and Soul of Baking

March 8, 2011

I had some unexpected free time last weekend and decided to make fougasse. Why not? I decided to try the version from the Art and Soul of Baking. It’s supposed to look like a leaf, but mine looked like…bread with holes in it!

It could be lovelier, but it couldn't be tastier!

I hadn’t baked or eaten fougasse before, but I had a feeling it was something I’d like. Rosemary, thyme, and olive oil inside and out add to the flavor. Magical bread chemistry gives it an addictive chewy crust. The only disappointing thing about this recipe is that I only made half. You see, the book says that the recipe makes a loaf large enough to feed “a small crowd.” That scared me. My half-sized loaf was about 11 x 6 inches and it didn’t last long. Next time, I’ll make the full recipe, and it won’t be long before the next time rolls around!

You can find the recipe for Herbed Fougasse here on Google Books.

I’ve made some other delicious things from the Art and Soul of Baking: Monkey Bread, Seven-Grain Whole Wheat Harvest Bread, and Danish Coffee Cake.


  1. Oh, I love this bread…have made a few different recipes for it and always think that I should make it more often…like today perhaps as we are having pasta figoli (cannot spell that right probably) for dinner and this would be a good accompaniment for Ash Wednesday, don’t you think? Hauling out the book now. Yours looks great!

  2. Jill, your bread is gorgeous! Fougasse has been on my to-do list forever but it seems so intimidating… I’ll have to open my copy of Art & Soul of Baking and scan the recipe. So glad you shared šŸ™‚

  3. Wow!
    Looks delicious, Jill!!

  4. That looks wonderful, Jill! I’ve never heard of fougasse, but bread with herbs and olive sounds excellent to me.

  5. This bread is just gorgeous!

  6. What a beautiful loaf! Oh my gosh, Jill, I am SOOOO jealous! And I see the leaf, not holes! Well done, my friend, WELL DONE!!!!!!

  7. This bread looks amazing! I’ll be bookmarking the recipe, and making a mental note to bake a full batch!

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