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Ghost shaped fougasse on a black platter and wood background
4.47 from 13 votes

No-knead Ghost Fougasse

No-knead dough makes these fun ghost fougasse so easy to make for a fun Halloween treat. Great for dipping into a bowl of hot soup

Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword crusty bread, Ghost Fougasse, No-knead bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
rise and refrigeration 8 hours
Servings 10 fougasse
Calories 209.53 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • Flakey sea salt optional


Fougasse Dough

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, yeast, and sugar. Stir to combine.

  2. Add water and olive oil. Stir just until all the flour has been mixed in and no dry spots appear. The mixture will look kind of shaggy, but not too lumpy.

  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 2-3 hours or until the dough has risen to double the size. Do not punch the dough down. Place in refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours.

Shaping the fougasse

  1. Remove dough from the refrigerator and pour it onto a floured surface.

  2. Divide the dough into 8-12 pieces depending on how large you'd like to fougasse. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes to make it easier to shape. Pull and shape the dough into an oval or round shapes.

  3. Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife make slits in the dough. Pull and stretch the dough to create fun ghost shapes and faces. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Cover and let rise for 10-20 minutes. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until golden.

  4. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter and flakey sea salt.

Recipe Notes

  • Fougasse dough can be left to rise overnight and used without chilling.
  • Chilling the dough makes shaping the fougasse easier.
Nutrition Facts
No-knead Ghost Fougasse
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 209.53 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.59g9%
Saturated Fat 1.91g10%
Cholesterol 6.02mg2%
Sodium 488.51mg20%
Potassium 58.27mg2%
Carbohydrates 34.28g11%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 0.52g1%
Protein 5.03g10%
Vitamin A 69.97IU1%
Calcium 7.69mg1%
Iron 2.06mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.