Fourth Anniversary Fougasse and Flowers

This post is brought to you by the letter F.

The flowers –  calla lillies include the ‘black’ color I carried in our wedding. (The mango ones were added on bonus points.)

The fougasse – my first recipe from our new copy of The Art and Soul of Baking. (See my sidebar bookshelf to order yours from Powells. We don’t buy bread anymore. This will last a lifetime.)

The friends who came over with wine and laughter, priceless.

Fougasse is a bread from the South of France. It can be baked in various styles (flatter, like pita almost) or puffier, and shapes like a leaf or chaff of wheat. You can fold in olives or herbs. This one has sprinkle of olive oil, rosemary, thyme and salt.

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