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Fougasse Friday

Haaaaaappy Friday (and first day of August) !

Last night’s class went well and I got to leave and come home around 9:30! I had time to relax at home and take a hot bubble bath before bed. It was nice :). I’ll find out tonight what I got on my breads from the last couple days. Here’s a photo of my tray all set to be graded:


It includes half a dozen single knot soft rolls, half a dozen double knot soft rolls, a braid, 2 baguettes (that are way too long, they are only supposed to be 18 inches and these are, um, 26 inches), 1 whole wheat fougasse and two loaves of light rye bread. I had enough dough left over from my whole wheat fougasse so I made my own personal mini-loaf and brushed it with olive oil and sprinkled rock sea salt on before baking. MMMmmmmm….I also took home an extra fougasse (with a bite taken out by me, hehe).


Since I got home so early last night and was in bed around 10:30, I set my alarm again for 6:30 for the gym. I didn’t technically need to wake up this early…I would have had enough time if I would have gone at 7:00, but I actually like waking up early (when I’ve gotten enough sleep) and “seizing the day”—carpe diem folks! I had a small slice of my whole wheat bread with a smear of peanut butter on it before hitting the gym. The combo of the rock salt and the pb was faaaaantastic!

Today at the gym I did triceps, biceps and shoulders. My legs are sore still from yesterdays workouts! All those dipping bridges must have got me. My glutes are feelin’ it for sure. Here was my routine this morning:

2 minutes warm up on treadmill 

3 sets of the triceps routine from Oxygen—you do the three moves without rest in between then rest two minutes in between sets:

5 reps of straight legged bench dip

10 reps of overhead extension—15 lbs

20 reps of rope pressdown—25 lbs

Then, for biceps and shoulders:

3 sets of seated shoulder press—10 lbs, 12 reps

3 sets of dumbbell lateral raise—5 lbs, 12 reps

3 sets of bent-over dumbbell lateral raise—5 lbs, 12 reps

3 sets of hammer curls—15 lbs, 10 reps

3 sets of barbell curls—15 lbs, 10 reps 

and…finished up with lots of stretching. A great workout! 

When I got back home, I made a bowl of power oatmeal. A past trainer taught me how to make this and its very tasty and filling! Last night I made a big batch of steel cut oats (4 servings in individual tupperware in the fridge) and this morning I took out one serving, heated it back up with a little more water and added 1/2 cup whipped 1% cottage cheese (this stuff is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!), 1 sliced banana and a spoonful of peanut butter. It’s easy, yummy and chock full of complex carbs and filling protein. I used to eat this every single morning and never got sick of it but in college I sort of forgot about it so I’m bringing it back now!  The cottage cheese and oatmeal combo just can’t be beat!


For lunch today I packed leftovers of Thai chicken and rice with a peach. Quick and easy for a Friday. I also packed more whipped cottage cheese (1/2 cup) with grapes for a snack. I wish I could find this cottage cheese everywhere but they only sell it at the Fresh Market here and I never go there! I stopped there yesterday because it’s on my way to work and I was out of oats but I wish this cottage cheese was more accessible because it is pretty much the most amazing thing ever.



Ryan is coming tonight for the weekend and my college roommate, Peggy, and her boyfriend, Chris, are also coming tomorrow! Chris is a doctor and has some convention here in Orlando so they are staying at a hotel around here but we are meeting up tomorrow to lay out by the hotel pool all day and relax then go out to dinner tomorrow night! I’m so excited because we haven’t seen each other for over a year!!!!

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  • Megan
    August 1, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I love cottage cheese in oatmeal. I also like peanut butter in cottage cheese.

    Your breads look delicious.

  • claire
    August 1, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Your breads are so pretty. Learning how to make bread has been on my “learning list” for such a long time.

  • hk
    August 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Love whipped cottage cheese- and in oatmeal and oatmeal pancakes-total protein powerhouse!

    I actually asked my Whole Foods if they could get it in their stock, and my request worked! It was on the shelves the next week, wohoo! I would suggest speaking with one of the guys in the dairy section, see what you can do!!

  • caitlinbo (see bride run)
    August 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    yay for friends visiting! its so fun.

    jenna, do you have any plans with your roommate so far? i have out of towners coming to visit me too and i was thinking about the wine room in winter park! gawd i love that place.

    my fiance has dreams about the wine room. he wakes up and says “OMG THERES WINE… COMING OUT OF THE WALLLLLSS YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS”

  • jenna
    August 1, 2008 at 12:45 pm


    Ryan and I were just talking about that place!!! That’s definitely a possibility…I’ll let you know for sure after I talk to Peggy and her boyfriend!

  • Tina
    August 1, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Oh my, your bread looks amazing! I’m such a sucker for freshly baked bread!

  • Heather
    August 1, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Great job on the bread!

    I’ve never tried cottage cheese in oatmeal, but that looks REALLY yummy.

    Have fun this weekend 🙂

  • Meghan
    August 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    That bread looks soft, doughy and delicious! I’m really jealous of your taste buds. Hey, we ate the exact same breakfast, great minds think alike, eh? I go to school in southern GA and while I used to only be able to find the whipped cottage cheese at Fresh Market, I can now find it at Publix, too, so you might want to look just a little closer there. The whole foods at home (MD) has it too and my store sounds no where near as amazing as your new one (no gelato bar…boo!!) so you might be able to find it there as well?

  • Rachel
    August 1, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    You can just put regular cottage cheese in a blender or food processor and give it a whirl. Bam, instant whipped!

  • Kimberly
    August 1, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    I have always HATED cottage cheese, but the whipped variety was the only one I could stomach and even enjoy. A nice schmear on some toast or crackers, and topped w/ berries or honey and cinnamon, makes a great breakfast or study snack!

  • Victoria
    August 1, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Love the braid and the cute rolls. Every looks looks wonderful. I love bread!

    I want to go to a place with wine coming out of the walls.

  • Littleblackdress
    August 1, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Wow. Your bread looks absolutely amazing, Jenna! And the loaf with olive oil and sea salt? To die for….

    What a fantastic weekend it sounds like! I hope you have so much fun!

  • ModelBehavior
    August 1, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    WOW those breads look insane! I can’t even bake a boxed cake mix! True talant!

  • Shalane
    August 1, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I tried oatmeal pancakes this morning…AMAZING!

  • ~C~
    August 1, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    All of that bread looks insanely good!

  • Sally
    August 1, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I love that you’ve been posting your workouts – they’re great for inspiration!

    What are dipping bridges?

  • sarit
    August 1, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I tried your oatmeal pancakes this morning, and it sort of came out like oatmeal omelet???????…. I dont what I did wrong. I combined 1/2 cup oats w/ 3 egg whites and cooked on a skillet…. did I miss anything?

  • Michelle
    August 1, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Nice power oatmeal!!! May i ask, what brand is the whipped cottage cheese? I could use a nice power breakfast after my morning 1 hour run!!!

    Also, your breads look amazing, i can almost smell it through my computer monitor!!!


  • tfh
    August 1, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful loaves. That rock salt on your personal loaf really makes it look appealing– the combination of bread, salt, and olive oil is so delicious.

    And I appreciated your tip (in the previous post) about half a Clif bar pre-run. I’m going to try it before my long run this weekend!

  • Chef Erin (Pumpkin)
    August 1, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    My car smelled so good on the ride home with all the fresh baked bread in it! I ate a hunk of my whole wheat with olive oil and salt for breakfast with a soy milk cafe au lait. Heaven!

    See you tonight!

    (PS… Did you see our finished sugar sculpture from last class? I can’t remember if you stopped by once it was done?)

  • Betsy
    August 1, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    all your bread is so pretty!!!!!! and looks soooo tasty. and there is nothing like fresh baked bread.

  • Ozlem
    August 1, 2008 at 3:27 pm


    I am looking for your protein choc. powder shake stuff and went to Whole Foods and they did not have it. Is that where you bought it?


  • Justy2003
    August 1, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Yummmmmmmm….fresh bread…

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    August 1, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Wow, that bread looks so, so good! Great job!

  • Lindsey
    August 1, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I would love to be the judge in a bake-off between Jenna and Kath’s husband…….

  • BethT
    August 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm


    I’m attempting a homemade pie crust for the first time this weekend :O Any tips from a pastry expert??

  • Tracey
    August 1, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Jenna! That’s the Friendship Whipped Cottage Cheese right? They sell it in Publix for a really good price – I live in South Florida and I’ve been getting it there for years! I love it – try it on bagels or even as a filling in omelets with spinach or herbs! Good stuff!
    And your breads look beautiful – and probably taste even better!

  • arielle
    August 1, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Your bread looks awesome! I love the fougasse, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before.

  • Erica
    August 1, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve had dreams about trays of bread that look that pretty 🙂 Good job!!

  • Lauren
    August 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Your breads look delicious and very aesthetically pleasing 🙂

    I also love the 1% whipped cottage cheese…I use it in pretty much everything. I definitely recommend making lasagna with it, using the cottage cheese in place of ricotta. I like to make mine with whole wheat lasagna noodles, layers of thinly-sliced zucchini, Boca Crumbles, tomato sauce, part-skim mozzrella, and the whipped cottage cheese. Very filling and nutritious, but it tastes great too!

  • angelcubbie
    August 1, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    I make Oatmeal pancakes with Cottage Cheese, but I’ve never thought of putting it in my hot oatmeal, would regular cottage cheese taste the same and work just as well or is this really best with the whipped consistency?

  • Rachel
    August 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I love your blog, Jenna – it’s really fun to read and full of great ideas. I’m delurking to beg for advice – I’m about to leave for college and I’m quite worried about the freshman 15. I’ll be on a meal plan with three meals a day in the school cafeteria – they do have a fair amount of healthy options, and I think I’m pretty good at making smart choices, but I’m used to knowing exactly what goes into my food and I won’t anymore. The college I’m going to is pretty isolated and I won’t be able to eat/shop off campus very much, and I won’t have access to a stove. I don’t need to lose weight or anything, but I really dont want to gain any. Anyone have advice?
    Sorry for the long post!

  • Amanda K
    August 1, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Hey Jenna!

    So. I am Iranian, and I want to share something from my culture with you that I think you might enjoy! This is usually served at breakfast but I can have this for any meal of the day. Take a pita pocket (Nan-e barbari bread is usually used but pita is good too) and fill it with a scrambled egg or two (I used egg whites) sliced cucumbers, feta cheese, and walnuts. The combination is amazing! Goes great with tea. enjoy!!

  • jenna
    August 1, 2008 at 8:34 pm


    Ah! I’m sorry! The KEY to the oatmeal pancake is to let the oats and egg whites soak together in a bowl in the fridge overnight…..that makes it the “pancake” consistency and not quite like an omelet. I hope you try it again because they really are delish!


    Lift up into a bridge pose then slowly (count to five) lower and touch your butt to the ground. Lift back up and repeat. I do three sets of 15 reps. You really feel them the next day. Trust me!


    Yep—I bought it at our Whole Foods here. I don’t think its that new of a product..but you might need to search for it online if you can’t find it or just ask your Whole Foods to get it in stock for you!


    Ahhh yes the lovely pie crust. Make your ice water is really really really REALLY cold as well as your shortening or butter. Barely mix it (just till it comes together) then let it sit overnight in the fridge..that should be of some help!


    I DID gain the freshman 15! But most of it was from parties!!! I learned my lesson the next summer at the gym trying to get it all off ( I did of course and now feel better than ever!). My best advice is to watch your late night eating and beer drinking. Thats the absolute worst. You will want to go to the bar on a Thursday, come home at 2 am and then you will grab the snack mix. I have done that many many many times and paid for it when my jeans didn’t fit a couple months later. Your cafe should have a salad bar so I would stock up on that at meal times along with lean protein (chicken breasts) plus complex carbs like whole grain bread and brown rice. Just be mindful of what you eat but honestly, the freshman 15 is all about the late night drinking………be careful!!!!!!


    how interesting!! I used to date an Iranian in college but he never made me this breakfast…..haha! I’ll have to try this one! Thanks 🙂

  • Megan
    August 1, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Your breads are beautiful!!!! Those loaves definitely deserve A’s.

  • Rachel
    August 2, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Thanks for the tips!