Thank goodness. This week's FFwD finally rounds the corner back into the comfort zone.
Yeast and flour.
There was not a sardine, coconut shred or a sweet, little, furry lamb to be found.
Yep, we are back into safe territory.
This week, let's talk about real stuff - like bread and the real world.
It's hard to be all "hoity toity" when a hunk of bread is around.
At least I can never manage it.
Bread is kind of like life - no matter how hard you try, a few crumbs are always going to escape and fall onto the tablecloth or hit the floor.
Here is one of life's crumbs...
There's a new dent on my car.
And a matching dent on the garage.
But no one knows how that happened.
No one, who pulled the car out of the garage to wash it and parked it back in the garage in a most cock-eyed manner, knows anything about it.
But I was a cool cat. I didn't yell.
I only raised my eyebrow at no one. A little bit.
At which point, I may have laid it on a "little" thick to no one in particular.
Like how much all of the repairs would cost (dramatic wiping of brow). And how all these repairs might interfere with prom. Suddenly the face belonging to no one started to scrunch up a bit.
I have yet to break no one into confessing. But it will come... I am patient.
In case you were wondering, a little bit of rubbing alcohol and some minor carpentry will take care of both items - it really wasn't a huge deal. I am fighting a battle of principle... No one needs to come clean. Hey, there are times where you have to pull out every weapon in the arsenal. The battle for truth isn't always pretty. Or fair.
That's real stuff, people.
The crumbs of life.
Now, back to the real bread.
Fougasse, is a fancy sounding name for an over-sized, funky, bread-stick like hunk of bread.
Adding olives, rosemary, zest and a few strategic slices may make it seem all "fancy-schmancy" like; but don't be fooled. It's pretty rustic.
It's kind of hard to keep your pinky finger in the air when you are ripping hunks of yeasty goodness with your bare hands.
The recipe for provencal olive fougasse can be found here - on Serious Eats.
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. Hop on over to catch a glimpse of everyone else's yeasty treats.
UPDATE: No one confessed... It only took a week.