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Fergasa Bread Recipe

Yields1 Serving

It’s quite likely you have not heard of Fergasa bread.  It’s essentially a white bread with the addition of green onions, cubed cheddar cheese, hot sauce and a flavor note from basil.  It’s actually a Canadian  bread recipe that seems to have emerged from the Winnipeg area of Ontario.  It’s not to be confused with the Fougasse bread from France which is more of a pretzel.  Fergasa bread is a loaf and a thick slice toasted makes a great sandwich or a dipping bread for soups or stews.

INGREDIENTS:
 1 ¼ cups of water at 110 degrees Fahrenheit/43 degrees Celsius)
 1 tablespoon of oil
 1 teaspoon of hot sauce (optional)
 1 tablespoon of sugar
 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
 3 tablespoons of fresh, green onions chopped or 2 tablespoons of dried onion flakes
 ½ cup of cubed cheddar cheese
 1 ½ teaspoons of dried basil
 3 cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour
 1 teaspoon of bread machine yeast or active dry yeast.
DIRECTIONS:
1

Add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order indicated in the ingredients list.

2

Select the white bread setting for a 1.5-pound loaf and medium crust.

3

When done, remove the loaf from the pan and slice and serve immediately if you want to enjoy the melty cheese.