I learned this recipe from Richard Bertinet, one of my favourite French bakers and a teacher of mine. This fantastic bread is great for sharing!

Ingredients 材料:

White Bread Flour 小麦粉– 500g

Yeast イースト– 11g

Salt 塩– 10g

Water 水– 370g

Let’s get everything ready to make bread! First, clean your table or kitchen counter. You are going to use the table to make the bread, so it must be clean.


Mixing time! 混ぜる!

Measure all of your ingredients first. Put the flour in your bowl. Next add the salt and the yeast. Mix them all together!

Next pour in the water. Mix the water in really well. You can use your plastic scraper. Next take the dough out of the bowl and put it on your work surface. You are going to use your hands to knead and form the dough. You don’t need to flour the surface now.


Important Technique! 大切なテクニック!

Put your fingers under the dough, then pick it up and smack it down on the table. Stretch it back and then fold it over.



Pick it up, smack it down, stretch it, and fold it.


Then do this again and again. You might have to do this for 10 minutes to make the bread very strong and stretchy. If you aren’t sure what I mean, watch the video here.


Resting 寝かせる

Make the dough into a ball and put it in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a towel. Leave the bread to rest and relax for one hour in a warm place. It should get much bigger. If it doesn’t get bigger, leave it a bit longer.


Forming 形作り

Now you can form your bread into fougasse. Make one big cut in the middle of the bread. Be careful, don’t cut through the side. Now make smaller cuts on either side like the picture below.


When it is done, put it on a baking sheet. Turn your oven on to 250°C or as high as you can. Wait for it to heat up all the way. Now, before you put the bread in the oven, spray inside with your misting spray. This will make steam, which will make the crust crunchy! Mmm, yum!


Leave it in the oven for 15 minutes or until the outside is golden brown. Put it in a wire rack to cool down for 5 or 10 minutes, then you can eat it.


Enjoy your bread!

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