Fougasse is a type of French flat bread from the Provence region. It is often cut or shaped in the form of a leaf, wheat, or tree. The bread can have various flavors mixed into the dough including herbs, dried fruit, cheese, nuts, anchovies, or olives. Adding ice chips to the oven when baking produces a crispy crust with a soft center. I put the ice chips in a small baking dish and placed it on the bottom rack of the oven to help create steam. The unusual style of the flat bread is what first led me to try this recipe. Shaping this bread would be a fun project for children.
Herbes de Provence is a dried herb mixture based on the plants that grow readily in the Provence region of France. Prepackaged blends became available in the 1970s. Herbs in the mixture usually include rosemary, basil, thyme, savory, tarragon, marjoram, and fennel. Lavender has also been added to many blends available in the United States.I have been able to find it in the spice section of major grocery stores. It is sometimes listed as French Herbs. You can also make your own: Emeril Lagasse Herbes de Provence.