Fouace With Orange Blossom Water: Overnight Sweet French Bread

READY IN: 13hrs
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 1 Fouace
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • The night before.
  • Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm milk.
  • Arrange the flour in a bowl. In the centre place the whole eggs, sugar, salt, orange flower water and yeast-milk mixture. Gradually incorporate the flour with your hand, adding the softened butter little by little. When the dough is smooth, continue to knead for about 30 minutes - until bubbles form on the surface. This long kneading is essential for successful fouace. Let the dough rise overnight.
  • Baking.
  • The next day, form the dough into the desired shape: a wreath or oval; Place on a buttered baking sheet. Bake in a low oven, 125C/250F/Gas 1/2 for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven; brush the fouace with the topping mixture of beaten egg white and orange flower water. prinkle immediately with sugar so that it sticks to the crust.
  • Serve hot or cold with butter, jam, cheese or meats/terrines.
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