Fougasse Bread

Homemade, slimming friendly Fougasse Bread! A wonderful treat for anyone calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers.

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, Fougasse Bread!Fougasse Bread | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

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 many slimming plans, so I thought it was going to be an impossible task to replicate something that would be more slimming friendly!

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

Fougasse Bread | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

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 Fougasse Bread is best served warm and would go perfectly with a hearty soup, or instead of garlic bread with a bowl of pasta.

When you make this 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.

Fougasse Bread | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

I cannot believe we’ve cracked bread week!

Love this Fougasse Bread recipe? Tag us!

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter!

Want to share your ideas and help inspire others? Or need some inspiration yourself?

Our Facebook group is growing by the day. If you haven’t joined yet head over there and take a look. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun would you?

Fougasse Bread | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

You might just find the inspiration you need from our awesome members. If you’ve joined already why not invite any friends that may find it helpful?

Pre-Order Our Second Cookbook Now! 

We are SO excited to announce that our second cookbook, Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light is being released on 12 December 2019 and is available for pre-order now!!!

As the name suggests, this book is entirely focused on meals you can make every day that all come in at 400 calories or less…INCLUDING accompaniments!

There will be 100 NEW & EXCLUSIVE recipes for you to enjoy that are easy, delicious and make slimming hassle-free.

As ever, all the recipes have been tried and tested by our lovely army of recipe testers to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!

Looking for Slimming World Syns?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website. FIND OUT WHY HERE A-note-about-slimming-world-pinch-of-nom

Order Our 6 Month Food Planner Now!


We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.

Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.

Order Our Cookbook Now!

We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!

Pinch Of Nom Cookbook - preorder

The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!

Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!

Fougasse Bread

Votes: 9
Rating: 3.78
Rate this recipe!


Prep Time

Cooking Time

Loaves 2 hours 20 minutes




340kcal 9

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

Coming Soon

Per Loaves Per Loaves Per Loaves
Suitable For Freezing icon
Looking for Slimming World Syns?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website


Please don't take a screenshot. These recipes are updated often!
if you get a blank screen when printing, please open the website in a browser & not the facebook app.

  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 low calorie cooking spray. Tip the dough into the container, scooping out the whole mixing bowl with a silicone spatula. Spray some cling film with low calorie cooking spray 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 low calorie cooking spray. 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 low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle with the sea salt flakes

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!


We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

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.


Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.

We kindly ask that you share this recipe via the share buttons and not via screenshots. 

If you use or re-create our recipes we kindly ask:

  • That you credit us by not only screenshot but linking to our original recipe post
  • You don't reproduce the recipe in full
1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Slimming World Recipes
A blog started by 2 chefs on their Slimming journey, evolving into an epic adventure shared by many!