Gluten-Free Fougasse

Updated: Sep 5, 2018


This delicious, chewy, crispy and gluten-free version of the Provence style bread is shaped like a leaf or more traditionally, an ear of wheat. I think a leaf shape is more appropriate in this context! What's more? This bread is SOOOO easy to make, it can easily become a regular in your baking repertoire!


Enjoy this herbed bread with a big hearty bowl of soup and ready yourself for the coming chilly days!




Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 3 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 2 cups Namaste Foods sorghum flour

  • 1 cup Namaste Foods tapioca flour

  • 2/3 cup Namaste Foods brown rice flour

  • 1 Tablespoon xanthan gum

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 Tablespoons of Herbes de Provence - or a combination of dried basil, oregano, dill, rosemary, thyme or whatever else you have on hand.

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • Cornmeal for dusting


Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the warm water, sugar and yeast. Allow to proof while you prepare the other ingredients.

  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, sift together the flours, salt and xanthan gum.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, olive oil and vinegar.

  4. Pour the egg mixture and the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and mix for 4-5 minutes or until well combined. The dough should be slightly sticky. If it is too dry, add a water a few drops at a time.

  5. Oil and sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal. With damp hands, spread the dough into an oval shape, cover and let rise for 45 minutes in a warm place.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375F.

  7. Gently brush the dough with olive oil, sprinkle with herbs and coarse salt.

  8. Using a sharp knife, make slits in the dough and gently press the sides of each slit to make a more defined opening.

  9. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until it is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Serve warm!



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