type of bread associated with provence france
See Master Baker Jonathan Dendauw of The French Pastry School make the classic French recipe, Fougasse Bread with Amoretti Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and King Arthur Flour, as demonstrated on CLTV. Fougasse bread can be enjoyed with a Wolfberger Crémant d’Alsace.
Use in dishes
It is used to make the French version of calzone, which can have cheese and small squarish strips of bacon inside the pocket made by folding over the bread. Other variations include dried fruit, Roquefort and nuts or olives and goat cheese. It is known by extension as a fougasse even though it is more a sandwich than just a type of bread.
In French cuisine, fougasse is a type of bread typically associated with Provence but found (with variations) in other regions. Some versions are sculpted or slashed into a pattern resembling an ear of wheat.