Fougasse Bread

  • 2HR
  • 20MINS
  • 340KCAL

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories340
  • Carbs6g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars0.1g

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 to know in the blurb!

Our homemade, slimming friendly Fougasse Bread is a wonderful treat for anyone calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers!

This French loaf is filled with fresh herbs and topped with sea salt which makes it perfect for enjoying with a hearty soup or instead of garlic bread with a bowl of pasta.

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

This isn’t a bread for making sarnies, it’s more of an artisan bread for enjoying as part of a meal and is best served warm!

What diets is this Fougasse Bread suitable for?

This Fougasse Bread recipe is suitable for vegetarians – no ingredient substitutes needed!

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Fougasse Bread recipe?

You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Waffles recipe if you’re on WW Green.
You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Waffles recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Waffles recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Remember, this bread should be eaten with a main meal, so you could easily serve half a portion!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Fougasse Bread?

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How many calories are in this Fougasse Bread?

There are 340 calories per portion in this Fougasse Bread, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Fougasse Bread is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

In a mixer with a dough hook, add the bread mix with about half of the 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

Leave to rise in a warm place for around 90 minutes until the dough has at least doubled in size.

Step 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.

Step 5

Make each quarter into a rough oval shape and place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

Step 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.

Step 7

Leave to prove for a further 20 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.

Step 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.

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How do you know when Fougasse Bread is cooked?

Bake your Fougasse Bread for 20 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when it turns golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can I freeze Fougasse Bread?

Yes you can! Bread freezes really well and you’ll almost certainly have leftovers from this recipe! 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.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Fougasse Bread?

You can ‘freshen’ up any leftover bread by popping it into the oven for 5-6 minutes.

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Fougasse Bread

Homemade, slimming friendly Fougasse Bread! A wonderful treat for anyone calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    2 HR
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 340
  • Carbs 6G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 9 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g Aldi Wholemeal Bread Mix
  • 2 tbs Fresh Rosemary Finely chopped
  • 2 tbs Fresh Thyme Finely Chopped
  • 1 tbs Fresh Sage Finely Chopped
  • 340 ml Luke warm water
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt Flakes

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Instructions

  1. In a mixer with a dough hook, add the bread mix with half of the 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

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DawnMonday 8th June 2020

I don’t have a mixer or dough hook, how else can I make this please. x

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    LisaMonday 8th June 2020

    Hi Dawn. It takes a little effort but you can knead it by hand for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth. Hope this helps.

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KateThursday 28th February 2019

I was looking forward to make this until I read “Aldi Wholemeal Bread Mix”. There are no Aldis close to where I live!!!

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