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1Total Time
45Prep Time
15Bake Time

Bacon & Onion Fougasse

2 Reviews

  • Egg Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

About our fougasse recipe

This provincial French flatbread- or fougasse - will wow friends and relatives with its complex flavours of smoky bacon and sweet onion. Confident bakers can pull out all the stops with this recipe made with Allinson's olive oil dough.

We like to serve ours with fresh soup or alongside our sophisticated Walnut and Fig Sticks made with Allinson's wholemeal dough.

1Total Time
45Prep Time
15Bake Time


  1. Step 1:


    Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Mix the water and oil together, then stir in with a cutlery knife.

  2. Step 2:

    KNEAD Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer). 

  3. Step 3:


    Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size.

    Soften the onions in oil and cook the bacon.

  4. Step 4:


    Scatter the cooked onion and bacon over the dough and knead in a few times. Halve the dough. Roll out one piece to a 20cm x 25cm rectangle, and lift onto a lightly oiled baking sheet. Use a floured knife to make one large diagonal cut almost through to the corners. Make 3 smaller diagonal cuts on either side to make a leaf shape. Open the cuts out with your fingers, and repeat with the rest of the dough to make a second loaf.

  5. Step 5:


    Cover the dough with clean tea towels and leave to prove for 20 minutes. Preheat your oven to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7).


  6. Step 6:


    Bake for 20 minutes, until golden and crisp.


  • For the Dough

    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 7g Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast Sachet
    • 1 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 300ml Warm water
    • 50ml Olive oil
  • Additional Ingredients

    • 1 Large onion (finely chopped)
    • 4 Bacon rasher(s) (diced)


  • Mixing bowl
  • Tea towel
  • Frying pan

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