Bacon Fougasse
Bacon Fougasse
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  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 5 slices bacon, cut crosswise into strips
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1 cup (250 ml) lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) instant dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 ml) salt
  • Preparation
  • In a skillet over medium heat, fry the onion and the bacon in 15 ml (1 tablespoon) oil until the bacon is crisp and the onion well browned. Drain and let cool.
  • In a bowl, combine the water and the sugar.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour and the yeast and salt. Add the water and sugar mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until a sticky dough forms. Stir in the bacon and onion. Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Shape into a ball and place in a clean, lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a damp tea towel and let stand in a warm, humid place for 10 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the dough in the centre of the baking sheet and press into an oval measuring about 15 x 25 cm (6 x 10 inches). Make a lengthwise slit in the centre of the dough, coming within 2.5 cm (1 inch) of the ends. In the dough on each side of the centre slit, make 4 crosswise slits like the veins of a leaf.
  • Pull the dough to about 23 x 33 cm (9 x 13 inches), pulling the slits open to create gaps. Let rise uncovered in a warm, humid place for about 1 hour.
  • With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 230°C (450°F).
  • Using a brush, remove any excess flour. Brush the dough with the remaining oil and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
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