Sweet potato fougasse

Sweet potato fougasse

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This is a recipe I created to enter a french blog challenge. The subject was fougasse, a traditional bread from Provence you probably know about. It could be a perfect winter recipe, served with soup for example !



      Ingredients :

  • 100g mashed sweet potato
  • 200g flour
  • 50ml water
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp sun dry tomato, minced
  • 1 Tbsp basil, chopped
  • few cherry tomatoes
  • Provence herbs


  1. Mix the yeast with sugar in the lukewarm water. Let it bubble for 10mn.
  2. In a bowl combine the sweet potato, flour, yeast, olive oil, sundry tomatos and basil. Mix with a spoon and then knead for few minutes until smooth.
  3. Let the dough rise for 1 hour, covered with a towel, until doubled in size.
  4. Knock the dough back down, knead a little and then form the fougasse. It should be no more than 2cm thick. With a sharp knife cut 5 holes in the fougasse.
  5. Sprinkle with herbs and push tomatos in the dough. Spray a little olive oil, cover and let rise again for 30mn.
  6. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and bake for 20mn.
  7. Serve warm, and enjoy !