Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easy Homemade Ciabatta

Perfectly crusty on the outside, chewy on the inside homemade ciabatta bread.

3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons SAF yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1-3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp warm water (115F)
2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for the bowl

Instructions: I did not follow the instructions. Haha.
Follow bread machine instructions. For mine, this means putting wet ingredients in first, then dry with the yeast last. Mix on dough setting. 
Oil a large bowl, then plop dough into bowl. Flip the dough over (effectively oiling the top of the loaf). Cover bowl in oiled plastic wrap & cover with a towel. Place in a warm spot & allow to rise for two hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, then sprinkle with flour. Flour hands & then shape the loaf. The directions said 12 inches long & 4 inches wide. I just plopped mine down in my deep dish stoneware pizza pan & called it good. Bake 35-40 minutes, until the bread is lightly golden. Place on a cooling rack & allow it to cool down for 20-30 minutes. Slice for sandwiches. I copied Panera Bread and sliced the bread into six pizza slices (60 degrees of the circle) and then filled the center with chicken salad. YUM!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds very tasty Jenna. I will have to try this recipe out. From Bonnie.