Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Chorizo and Thyme Fougasse #GBBO

When Mr J is watching the dough prove, you know you're onto a winner.
Then, when he's over the moon that you let him enjoy the first piece.
And continues to graze.
I am so pleased that despite being so behind with the Great Bloggers Bake Off, I have a recipe which works and will be recreated.

So, this was a backwards makes forwards recipe.
I decided once again to make use of what was in the fridge.
So motivated by a Lorraine Pascale recipe we created a little piece of Mr J heaven.

500g strong bread flour
5g dry yeast
10g sea salt
350mls water
5g fresh thyme leaves
100g chopped, cooked chorizo

  1. Sieve flour into a bowl and create a well.
  2. Add yeast to one side, and salt to the other. Pour water into the centre and mix.
  3. Knead, using an electric mix dough hook for 5 minutes, or 10mins on a floured surface.
  4. Add the thyme and combine.
  5. Create a dip in the dough and add half the chorizo, fold in the dough to combine.
  6. Create another dip in the dough and add the remaining half and fold in.
  7. Cover bowl with a tea towel and rest for one hour at room temperature.
  8. Preheat the oven at 275 degrees celsius.
  9. Turn out onto a floured surface, create a ball with the dough and with a well floured rolling pin, shape into an oval.
  10. Use a sharp knife to create slashes in the form of a leaf, and pull apart.
  11. Move to a floured baking tray, gently flour the dough, cover with a tea towel, and rest for ten minutes.
  12. Squirt the oven with fine water to create steam and bake for 20 mins or until golden brown and hollow when tapped.
  13. Leave to cool and devour.

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1 comment:

  1. this looks lovely Debbie and i would have happily scoffed the lot x i have pinned this to the GBBO board x


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