Syn Free Fougasse Bread | Slimming World

With Bake Off fever well and truly gripping us at Pinch of Nom, it’s time for the dreaded bread week. And here we have one of this weeks challenges Syn Free Fougasse Bread!

This is Syn Free when using your HEB allowance, just weigh out a 60g piece of the bread.

Syn Free Fougasse Bread

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Bread is the ultimate enemy when it comes to Slimming World so I thought it was going to be an impossible task to replicate something that would be more Slimming World friendly.

This Syn Free Fougasse Bread from the technical challenge, can be eaten as your healthy extra B – just weigh out 60g.

It’s not a bread for making sarnies, but rather a more artisan bread for enjoying as part of a meal.

Syn Free Fougasse Bread

Don’t be alarmed by how wet this dough is! It makes for the right structure and consequently means that you really do need to make this in a mixer as it is just too wet to mix by hand

Filled with fresh herbs and topped with sea salt flakes, this Syn Free Fougasse Bread is best served warm and would go perfectly with a hearty soup, or instead of garlic bread with a bowl of pasta.

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When you make this Syn Free Fougasse Bread, there will be some left over. It freezes well due to it being bread, or you can  eat it the next day. Just pop into the oven for 5-6 minutes to “freshen” up.

Syn Free Fougasse Bread

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Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Fougasse Bread recipe.


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Syn Free Fougasse Bread

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Rating: 4.33
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Prep Time

Cooking Time

Loaves 2 hours 20 minutes



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340kcal 9

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)



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  1. In a mixer with a dough hook, add the bread mix with 300 mls of luke warm water. Mix until it forms a ball. Gradually add in the rest of the water and herbs and mix for around 8 minutes until the dough is stretchy
  2. Spray a tupperware container with Olive Oil Frylight. Tip the dough into the container, scooping out the whole mixing bowl with a silicone spatula. Spray some cling film with the Olive Oil Frylight and cover the dough
  3. Leave to rise in a warm place for around 90 minutes until the dough has at least doubled in size
  4. On a work surface, lay down a large piece of cling film and spray with Olive Oil Frylight. Empty out the dough carefully and cut into 4 pieces
  5. Make each quarter into a rough oval shape and place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  6. Cut two lines into the middle of the dough, and 4-6 lines (however many you can fit) from the centre outwards. As this dough is quite wet, you may need to spread the holes out so they don't close up again completely
  7. Leave to prove for a further 20 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  8. Bake the Fougasse for 20 minutes until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped. When out of the oven, spray with Olive Oil Frylight and sprinkle with the sea salt flakes

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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  1. I wanted to work out the syns of the Fougasse bread if it wasn’t used as a HEB.
    The Asda chosen by you is 9 1/2 syns for 100g so the recipe total would be 47 1/2 syns divide this by 4 and that is 11 syns a loaf.
    If using this as your HEB isn’t that to high in syns? wouldn’t it be HEB plus 5 syns?

    1. Hi Kate
      We used the Aldi wholemeal bread mix because it’s the only one listed as an HEB choice on the Slimming World website. 🙂

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