February 24, 2014

Faluche Du Nord

Faluche is a traditional bread in the Nord- Northern region of France. It is usually flat in shape and soft with white crust on top which is used for making sandwiches. It can also be served with butter and Jam or Nutella.
Learned this recipe from Jan month Home Bakers Challenge  but got an opportunity to try these yummy breads only yesterday. All these days, I never knew that adding only salt to the yeast, slow downs the process. I was worried when the dough did not rise in an expected time but after reading few reviews about yeast, I waited for another couple of hours and it worked perfectly. So approx. it took 4 hours for my dough to rise and patience is more important while working with yeast :)


  • 2+1/4 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Active Dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Extra flour for dusting & rolling
  • 1 tsp Oil (for brushing the top)

Method :

  • Mix yeast and salt in a Luke warm water and keep it aside for 5-7 minutes or until it turns frothy.
  • Add flour in a large bowl and add the yeast mixture slowly along with olive oil.
  • Knead everything to a smooth and soft dough.
  • Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and let it sit it for 1 and 1/2 hours.
  • Remove the dough, sprinkle some flour in a working surface and roll the dough as a large disc with enough thickness.
  • Using round shaped cutter, cut and make round shaped discs.
  • Place it in a flour dusted baking sheet and let it set for another hour (1 hr).
  • Pre-heat oven at 180 degree C.
  • Brush the top of faluche with the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle some flour on the top and bake it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve.

Serving Options:

Serve with Butter, Jam or Nutella.

Note :
Faluche should have white crust so do not bake it for long time.

Linking this recipe with "Love2Bake" by Spicy Treats.