Monday, October 26, 2009

FOUGASSE

Credit goes to SARAH LEWIS, the bread book.


How fougasse should look like. Atasnya tabur sea
salt and olive oil.
Little history of the bread.

4 1/3 cups bread flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp caster sugar
3 tbsp fresh chopped/ 1 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs such as lavender, thyme and rosemary
1 1/4 tsp fast-action dried yeast
4 tbsp (1/4 cup) olive oil
1 cup water
TO FINISH
extra olive oil
coarse sea salt
To make by hand
1. Put the flour into a large bowl then stir in the salt, sugar, herbs and yeast. Add the oil then gradually mix in enough warm water to make a soft dough
okay, aku tak terror mana buat roti, but ada skejab dulu aku gila kejab buat roti. Here is what I learn.
  • Salt kills yeast
  • Sugar is yeast food
  • Wiser to add flour to water than the other way around. Easier to get the right texture for the dough.

Ini aje yg aku ingat for the time being. But the simple mistake make or break yer bread. Yg aku nampak Sarah Lewis buat differently. Aku pun tak tahu.. :)

2. Knead well on a lightly floured surface for 5mins until the dough is smooth and elastic. Put the dough back into the bowl, cover loosely with oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

3. Tip the dough out on to a lightly floured surface, knead well then cut in half. Roll each half out to an oval of about 30 x 20cm.

4. Transfer to 2 greased baking sheets. Make 5 diagonal slits in the bread then open out the outer edges of the slits by lifting the edges of the bread and widening the gap with a fingertip.

5. Cover loosely with oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place to rise for 30mins or until puffy.

6. Remove the clingfilm and bake in a preheated oven, 220'c for about 8-10mins until golden. Drizzle with a little olive oil and scatter over a little sea salt. Transfer to a wire rack after 10mins and leave to cool completely.

Langkah2 clingfilm bagai tu aku tak ikut sgt, aku rasa asal tutup atas dia okay juga, sebab kalau idak dia mcm crusty sikit.

MAKES 2 LARGE FLAT BREADS

2 comments:

kucingorengemok said...

aku adalah tidak mesra yis... setelah 3-4 kali cubaan gagal, ni penyakit keturunan dari mak aku dulu. so i'll just skip dari membaca entri ini, heheh, sambil membawa hati yang lara tunggu bai roti tepi jalan...

hantumakan said...

hahaha, bai roti, bai roti, kau ingat aku pandaikah, main hantam sjalah labu..