Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sweet Berry Fougasse (Baking with Julia)

Sweet Berry Fougasse (Baking with Julia) © www.foodbabylife.com
Another choose your own adventure week at Baking with Julia, with a choice of Blueberry Muffins or Sweet Berry Fougasse. I was all set to make the muffins but then I actually read the other recipe and was intrigued.

So what is a fougasse? It turns out to be a sweet foccacia, this one topped with berries and a crumbly streusal topping. Sounds yummy right? I figured it would make a wonderful breakfast, so I made it for Fathers' Day on Sunday and it was a big hit.

I have made foccacia many times but had never rested the dough in the fridge for 24 hours first as per this recipe, so wasn't sure what to expect. I have to say I'm not sure it really made a big difference, apart from the yeasty smell of the fermentation turning my stomach a little (if you're not preggo maybe you wouldn't even notice that though!)

All 3 of my taste testers really enjoyed these warm from the oven, and after a quick microwave they were still really good the next day, although the streusel had lost some of its crispiness.

If you would like to bake your own Sweet Berry Fougasse (and you really should) you will find the recipe here.

6 comments:

  1. Looks great! I didn't have time for the muffins and the fougasse, but hope to make the fougasse soon.

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  2. Out of the two recipes this week, I thought the fougasse was the winner. Loved the crispy topping

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  3. This sounds good. Maybe, on day. :)

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  4. I should definitely have a go at this recipe. Didn't have enough time for the dough so opted for the blueberry muffins instead.

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  5. I love baking and did so almost everyday before I got too busy managing a Chinese Restaurant in Capalaba area. But this seems easy to prepare, I'd love to do this on the weekend with the kids, thanks for the recipe!

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