This is a super tasty bread that is a great dough to make if just starting out with bread making – but no less delicious for its simplicity!
The high temperatures and dry heat present in Roccbox gives all bread an incredible crust and Fougasse is 80% crust which means even more delicious-ness!
Combine the olive oil with the warm water and the yeast and mix together.
In a separate bowl, mix together the salt and the flour. Gradually add the liquid to the dry ingredients and use a fork to mix together until a rough dough is formed.
Transfer the mass of dough to a clean, floured work surface and knead for 4 minutes.
Mix the rosemary, onion and pecorino into the dough and knead until combined. Put dough in a bowl, cover with cling film and leave to proof for 1 hour.
When the time is up, gently pop the dough onto a floured surface again and split into 2 bits.
Use your fingers to gently press the dough flat before using a pastry cutter (or anything sharp!) to cut classic Fougasse strips into the dough.
Open the gaps that you’ve cut with your fingers (this will maximise our crust!) and gently pull the Fougasse onto a floured Roccbox peel.
Turn the burner down to its lowest setting and put the fougasse in the front third of Roccbox – too near to the back and it’ll burn – cook the fougasse for around 6 minutes, turning and rotating regularly.
Once cooked, pop the fougasse onto a resting rack for a couple of minutes before repeating the process with the second one and tucking in!
250g Strong White Bread Flour
150g Warm Water
10ml Olive Oil
8g Fresh Yeast
1/2 Tbsp Rosemary, chopped
1/2 Tbsp Red Onion Marmalade