Wednesday, September 4, 2013

tuesdays with dorie: Fougasse

On Tuesdays, two times a month, we bake with a group from the book Baking with Julia (Dorie Greenspan). This time we could choose out of two recipes: sweet berry fougasse or the blueberry muffins. Neither recipe was very difficult, so I thought lets make them both. Today the first recipe: the fougasse. Tomorrow the second: the muffins.
The base of the fougasse was a ciabatta dough. On the cibatta dough you spread the fruit and you top it with a crumble.  On top the original recipe described berries, but in the sidebar with great options Dorie described that you could use plumbs instead. And because it's plumbseason and the berries were harvested already I choose to go for the plumbs.
The end result was: this ain't going to be my favourite recipe. I didn't like the ciabatta/fruit combination. I like both separate, but not as a combo. The crumble with the fruit was nice but not great. So this ain't a recipe I'm going to make more often.

But maybe the others think different about it. You can find their posts on: http://tuesdayswithdorie.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/lyl-blueberry-muffins/. Tomorrow I'll post the result of the muffins.

One positive point though was that it looked great:
4pure: Tuesdays with Dorie: Fougasse


yummychunklet said...

I've only ever made savory fougasse. This I'll have to try!

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

It does look great!

Cher Rockwell said...

Sorry this wasn't a hit - it does look great.
Personally, we enjoyed this one but I see where it might not work for everyone. Hope the muffins worked out better for you :-)

Cathleen said...

Sorry it did not turn out how you would have liked. You made a beautiful presentation.

saucygander said...

It does look great!!