Pierced French Flatbread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    triangular flatbreads
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

A fougasse is a unique flatbread in that is pierced through to the bottom in a series of slashes to increase the quantity of crust. There are two principal shapes associated with the fougasses of southern France, a pierced leaf, as in the recipe here, and a long rectangular shape that resembles a ladder. The ladder shape is impractical to prepare in a home oven because the largest size baking pan available still won’t make the 2- to 3-foot (61- to 91