South of France "Fruit Cake" - Fougasse

L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast

13630 Lord Fairfax Highway , White Post, VA 22663 USA


  • 1 and 1/3 C All-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/3 C Milk
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs (beaten and warm)
  • Lemon Grind (grated very fine)
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Crystallized Sugar
  • Egg Wash (2 yolks beaten with 2 tsp. water)


  1. --Proof yeast in milk and 1 tsp. sugar --Incorporate rest of sugar and flour in bowl --Add eggs to yeast mixture, mixing throughly and set aside to rise to triple the size --Knock down dough and mix in softened butter throughly
  2. --Add lemon peel and poppy seeds --Refrigerate at least 2 hours until dough is chilled --Remove from refrigerator and devide in half --Shape into long loaves or braid --Let rise to double the size --Brush with Egg wash and sprinkle with Crystallized sugar
  3. --Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes in convection oven.
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South of France "Fruit Cake" - Fougasse