Fougasse Bread

a French Flatbread for Halloween
A French Flatbread for Halloween
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3 ½ cups All-purpose flour
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Instant yeast
1 tsp Sugar
1 ½ cups Water warm
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Butter melted
Flaky sea salt to taste

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Fougasse Bread


Looking for a fun and easy Halloween recipe? This spooky Fougasse Bread is perfect for any Halloween party! Serve these ghost-shaped fougasses with this simple and delicious spider web-topped butternut squash soup, and wow your friends and family. Vegetarians might want to try this warming butternut squash and apple soup with turmeric and ginger.

To make this fun Halloween bread, you need only 8 staple ingredients. Moreover, the recipe is beyond easy to make. Using a no-knead method and developing the dough overnight delivers more flavor and great texture. Once the dough has proofed, divide it into pieces and shape each piece into a smooth ball. Cover the dough balls and let them sit for about 10 minutes before shaping. Roll each dough ball into a round or oval shape. Use a sharp knife or bread lame to make slits in the dough. Pull and stretch the dough to create ghost eyes and faces. Don’t stress about making the fougasses look perfect. The more messed up they are, the spookier, the better. Bake the fougasses until golden and nice, then brush with melted butter and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Serve warm!

You can also check out our Halloween collection for more mouthwatering recipes for the spooky season.

To make the Fougasse Bread, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Fougasse Bread

Steps to make Fougasse Bread


Combine dry ingredients


To a large bowl, add 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon instant yeast, and 1 teaspoon sugar and whisk to combine.


Add water and oil


Pour in 1 ½ cups warm water and 2 tablespoons olive oil and stir just until all the flour is moistened. The dough will seem shaggy but not too lumpy.


Leave to prove


Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 2-3 hours.




Once the dough has doubled in size, transfer it to the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours. Don’t punch the dough down.


Divide dough


Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Pour it onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 10-12 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and let rest, covered with a clean kitchen towel, for about 10 minutes to make it easier to shape.


Preheat oven

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 °F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.


Shape dough and let rise


Roll out each dough ball into a round or oval shape. Use a sharp knife or bread lame to make slits in the dough. Pull and stretch the dough to create ghost eyes and faces. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets. Cover and let rise for another 20 minutes.




Bake the fougasse bread for about 12-15 minutes or until golden. Once baked, remove the fougasse bread from the oven and brush with melted butter. Then sprinkle with flaky sea salt.



Serve warm. Enjoy!

The flavor of freshly baked bread is good all season long, but the fun ghost shape of this Spooky Fougasse Bread turns this flatbread into a perfect Halloween treat! If you make this recipe, leave a comment to let us know how you liked it, and tag #cookmerecipes in your photos on Instagram.

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Spooky Fougasse! I'm so excited for Halloween! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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