Monday, 14 September 2009

Homemade Applesauce and Fougasse

Today I wanted to try something different, so I baked Fougasse, an usual shaped bread with  herbs and olives....... it was delicious!!!
Then because I couldn't find figs to make fig jam, I had to settle for homemade applesauce, that's okay because it was yummy!!!!! That's the wonderful thing about Fall, you want to savor the fruits of summer so our thoughts turn to preserving.


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Mmmmmm, looks so good Margaret!! When I look at the photo of your applesauce, I can almost taste it! I bet you were also enjoying the wonderful scents coming from your kitchen...probably anyone who walked by your house today was too!
Carol Anne

Draffin Bears said...

That looks so delicious Margaret, the bread and the apple sauce.
It is so much yummier the things you make yourself, than store brought.

Enjoy your week

Denise said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!! Hello girl and I am back trying to get into the blog world again! What a summer!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Yummy! Everyone is making applesauce! I'll have to get some tomorrow!
Hugs, Lisa

LiLi M. said...

Mmm this looks so delicious! I love home made apple sauce, but when I was a child we used to asked my grandmother: applesauce? From a can? As we didn't like her applesauce filled with little pieces of the apple, yuk! Yes we were spoiled brats, and now I am ashamed of that! Enjoy!

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Margaret, it all looks delicious.
Greetings from Holland.
Hugs, Mea

La Table De Nana said...

Love Fougasse and it's funny I had my homemade ketchup on my counters yesterday looking pretty much tied up like yours:)Cute pics!

Lynn said...

That bread looks delicious! Bread is my favorite food group!

What is it about fall that makes a person want to cook!

The White Bench said...

Hi Margaret! Your focaccia looks yummy!
Please pop by my blog to see my figs ;)))!!

Charlene said...

Looks YUMMY! Photos are so pretty! Isn't it funny that Monica was talking about figs today too. I told her our French friends adore figs. Me, not so much. I think it's a texture thing. I finished my 3 LONG days of working so back to getting ready for my class that I teach Saturday. THEN, it's time for me to work on your goodies. HUGS!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Margaret~ I'm finally back from my summer long blogcation!

I know that feeling you describe of wanting to preserve the fruits of summer. We've been frantically scooping up the blueberries and peaches from Farmers Market for either freezing or creating a confection.
My hubs has been picking Asian pears, huckleberries and the last of the raspberries, we should be enjoying the "fruits" of our labor all through the winter. I love the rustic look of your bread.
Mmmm, hot out of oven with the applesauce and a cuppa....devine

Please stop by, I look forward to the return of your company.
Sweet wishes,

Diane said...

Yummy is right!

Shiningwoman, freelance artist said...

The bread looks wonderful. Would you share the receipe? I haven't baked bread since my children left home. I used to get up in the wee hrs of the morning and make many, many loaves to feed all those hungry little mouths. Hmmm, homemade applesause sounds good, too. Thanks for sharing. Casey

Jillian said...

Looks so yummy. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment on my blog. I hope you'll come back to visit again soon.


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have never heard of fougasse but it sure looks good as does the applesauce.

Lori said...

Margaret, i hope today finds you feeling well:)
your bread looks and sounds amazingly delicious...i do LOVE my bread!!! i hope one day you will share your recipe...that would be lovely to serve with fall soups and stews!!!

Lynn said...

I can just imagine the delicious smell in your home the day you baked and made sauce... yummmmm
Do you put anything in your apple sauce before putting it in the jars? I ask because we get soooooo many apples from my inlaws garden and I have never preserved anything before.

Jientje said...

Aaaaaaahhhh!!! You made me so hungry!!! That fougasse looks to die for!! Can I have the recipe? I'm getting out of here, I'm drooling all over the keyboard!!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I never met a bread I didn't like and yours looks and sounds so yummy! I'm hopeless in the kitchen and I can't even imagine making my own applesauce!

Margaret, thank you for your visits and for your sweet comments, I adore you!


Bellamere Cottage said...

If that tastes even half as good as it looks it's a five star treat! YUM....


Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh my gosh Margaret that looks so incredibly yummy! I'll be right over to have some with a cup of tea!
bunny hugs,

Bliss said...

Beautiful artisan bread!
I would have a huge sense of accomplishment if that were on my counter!