Flatbreads made using the focaccia recipe: onion focaccia . rosemary focaccia . sage focaccia . fougasse . grape fougasse (savoury) . what to do if dough doesn't rise

fougasse: from baguette dough . from focaccia dough . grape . olive . poppy seed

Grape/Onion/Blue Cheese Fougasse

September 2012

This fougasse was based on the recipe for grape and blue cheese focaccia on Mimi's blog "Delectable Tidbits" (http://mimicooks.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/of-ghosts-and-grapes/). We baked it on the barbecue. (Please see more photos of fougasse here.)

fougasse  - September 2012

We used some of this "Not Far From the Tree" harvest of beautiful blue grapes ("Not Far From the Tree" is a charitable Toronto organization that includes a residential fruit-picking program to pick fruit (with permission, of course) that would otherwise go to waste. www.notfarfromthetree.org) The grapes were also delicious in cornmeal muffins.

fougasse  - September 2012

Here are the rest of the topping ingredients for the fougasse.

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The grapes had seeds so I halved each one with a very sharp knife and pulled the seeds out. (It was somewhat labour intensive, but turned out that it wasn't that hard to do. The bonus was that I got to eat the few grapes that didn't get seeded easily.)

fougasse  - September 2012

Fougasse shaped and dressed. It's essential that it lies on a piece of parchment paper. It would be impossible to move otherwise.

fougasse  - September 2012

Fougasse is best served still warm and torn rather than cut.

fougasse  - September 2012

to blog from OUR kitchen:
Grape/Onion/Blue Cheese Fougasse is Fabulous ~ fougasse IS different from focaccia! ~ focaccia ~ sage focaccia (BBD#01) ~ focaccia again (WHB#91) ~ no rise focaccia: turn it into flatbread (BBBwB)

to recipes from OUR kitchen:
focaccia (our version - also good!)

Hey!! What do you think you're doing there?

This creature knows it isn't allowed on the counter! (How many times do we have to say "Four Paws on the Floor!"??) As I was trying to get a photo of the bread in the basket, he was poking his nose into the basket for a moment. Luckily for him there is no photographic evidence of that part of his transgression.

fougasse  - September 2012

Pizza Stones Are Great

in 2007, we bought an inexpensive pizza stone to use on the barbecue... it fits perfectly on the bottom shelf of the barbecue. When the stone is not in use, we prop it up against the wall in the kitchen underneath the peel. The stone is also ideal for baking bread on the barbecue.

pizza stone © ejm May 2007pizza stone © ejm May 2007

When the stone is not in use, we keep it propped against the wall under the regular peel. (We have a superpeel as well; it hangs on a different wall.)

Pizza stone © ejm July 2009

Pizza stone © ejm July 2009

We have used the pizza stone often and as promised by the manufacturer, it has discoloured considerably (we think it's beautiful now). It still works spectacularly. We have made wonderfully crispy thin-crust pizza using the stone on the barbecue. The stone is also great for baking bread and hamburger buns and for fougasse, as well. Of course.

Pizza stone © ejm July 2009

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