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Three flat breads slashed with a leaf pattern laying on top of each other. Tried & Tested

Bacon and onion fougasse

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Perfect to tear and share with friends, dunking into some tasty dips!  Flavour with herbs, olives, sun-dried tomatoes or just left as it is…your choice!

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  • Makes :3
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 400g 14⅛ oz Very strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Very strong white bread flour
  • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet (7g)
  • 175ml 6 fl oz Water (hand hot)
  • 75ml 2½ fl oz Olive oil
  • 1½tsp 1½tsp Salt
  • 1 1 Onion(s) very finely chopped
  • 3 3 Bacon rasher(s) snipped

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Fry the onion and bacon in 1tbsp of the oil until softened but not browned. Leave to cool.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Onion(s) very finely chopped
    • 3 3 Bacon rasher(s) snipped
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Olive oil
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the flour, salt and yeast in a mixing bowl. Mix the remaining oil with the water, then stir into the flour along with the onions and bacon.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Strong white bread flour
    • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet (7g)
    • 175ml 6 fl oz Water (hand hot)
    • 75ml 2½ fl oz Olive oil
    • 1tsp 1tsp Salt
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Mix until a soft dough is formed, then turn onto a work surface and knead for about 10 minutes until smooth.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces, shape each into an oval about 2.5cm thick and place on an oiled baking tray. Use a very sharp knife to cut 2 long slashes down the centre, then 3 slashes either side like a leaf. Open the slashes out slightly.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Cover loosely with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, then remove the cling film. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7).

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Place the bread in the centre of the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and crisp.