Fouace With Orange Blossom Water: Overnight Sweet French Bread
780 mins (prep 720, cooking 60)
10 ingredients
1 servings
A wonderful sticky, sugar topped sweet bread that is flavoured with orange blossom water. Fouace is a very old traditional bread, the word originally referred to the oven in which bread has been cooked since ancient times, from the Latin word "focus" or hearth. This orange blossom scented bread is traditionally shaped in to a wreath or an oval and is from the Albi region in the South of France near Toulouse. As the bread bakes slowly, it spreads out as it rises, giving a very distinctive shape. It is served very hot and, depending on the version, may be topped with white beans, rillettes, salted butter or goat's cheese; however, I prefer this recipe served hot, spread with butter and a dollop of apricot conserve. (Recipe from the Gourmet Food site.)

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Serving Size (794.53 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1456.78 Calories from Fat 1135.98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 126.22g 194.19%
Saturated Fat 78.21g 391.07%
Trans Fat 4.92g %
Cholesterol 323.7mg 107.9%
Sodium 1035.12mg 43.13%
Total Carbohydrate 86.63g 28.88%
Dietary Fiber 0.27 g 1.08%
Sugars 77.38 g %
Protein 2.55g 5.11%
Vitamin A 3827.02IU% Vitamin C 8.75mg%
Calcium 60.72mg% Iron 0.19mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh, strong bread flour, pinch salt