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Paul Hollywood’s Fougasse

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Fougasse is a great traditional French bread. It is often shaped like a leaf with holes running through the surface, exposing as many edges to the baking process as possible. Fougasse can be flavoured with many different ingredients and Paul Hollywood has chosen black and green olives and oregano for his sourdough fougasse recipe.

Instead of sprinkling his ingredients on before baking, Paul kneads his olives and oregano into the sourdough to ensure that every bite will get equal quantities.

Tips for Paul Hollywood’s sourdough fougasse recipe

  • Use samolina flour for dusting
  • Knead your sourdough for at least 10 minutes
  • Leave your kneaded dough to rise until it has doubled in size, this could take up to six hours.