Ciabatta Bread #BreadWorld

2:13 AM Fernando Lachica 22 Comments





Ciabatta Bread #BreadWorld

Ciabatta means “slipper” in Italian. The loaves are fairly flat and oblong, with large air holes and a nice crust. Noted for making sandwiches or eaten with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Ingredients:

• 1 cup lukewarm water
• 1 (¼-ounce) package active dry yeast
• ⅓ cup milk
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
• ½ cup oat bran
• 2 to 2½ cups bread flour
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons cornmeal

Procedures:

1. In large bowl, combine water and yeast; stir and let stand for 10 minutes. When yeast is bubbly, add milk, olive oil, whole-wheat flour, oat bran, ½ cup bread flour, and salt and beat for 2 minutes. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

2. Add enough remaining bread flour to make soft dough; beat for 1 minute. Cover bowl and let rise for 1 hour.

3. Remove dough to lightly floured surface (dough will be soft and sticky). Grease two 4″ × 10″ shapes on a large cookie sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal. Divide dough in half and shape into two 3″ × 9″ rectangles on the greased areas of the cookie sheet. Let rise for 30 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place a 9″ pan filled with ½″ of water on bottom rack. Bake bread on middle rack for 20–30 minutes or until loaves are light golden brown and sound hollow when tapped with fingers. Cool on wire rack.

5. Yields 2 loaves; 8 servings




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22 comments:

  1. I like this bread because it is light and airy and you can put anything on it or simply have it as it is. I love this with pulled pork and Coleslaw.

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  2. It is the waiting and kneading that discourages me from trying to bake break. One day, I'll have the patience to make my own bread. -katrina centeno

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  3. I used to bake cookies, pies and cakes but never get to try making breads. Coz I know its more complicated than other pastries. Theres a tendency that the bread will be too hard. But youre recipe looks promising

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  4. This is an easily to follow recipe. This would make a good and delicious bread too.

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  5. I like Ciabatta Bread. I always request Ciabatta for my sandwiches. I like its chewy texture.

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  6. I do not really like Ciabatta too much. Or maybe the ones I have tasted have been too hard to bite already.

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  7. Lovely recipe and thanks for posting it as this one is on my list to try ! will bake one soon.

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  8. It is the first time I’ve heard of Ciabatta bread, though I’ve been a bread lover all my life. This is a must-try. I’ll be using the recipe you included, thanks!

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  9. I'm not sure if I have tried this bread before and I'm not sure too if my uncle produces this. I'll show him your recipe so we could try it in his bakery. If you've been to Los Banos, the known Jerico's bakery is my uncle's bakery. :)

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  10. nice recipe Sir. I am not into Ciabatta cause I prefer more our own pan de sal.

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  11. Great recipe. Will share it with my mom so that I can enjoy this lovely bread some day :)

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  12. ive never made bread myself before. one day i will!

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  13. Thanks for sharing this recipe! It's not really our custom in Singapore to make bread ourselves, but it's nice to know where to find any recipes :)

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  14. Thanks for sharing the recipe, it has been a while since the last time I make my own bread a home. Perhaps I should take out my bread maker and start to use it again. I like ciabatta bread too.

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  15. Ciabatta is one of my favorite breads ever! Giving this recipe for my sister to try as she loves baking so much! Haha! :D

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  16. Not exactly a fan of Ciabatta. Maybe because i've never tried one that's really nice. I remember those i've tried to be pretty hard instead of chewy.

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  17. I know how to bake this one, but we don't have oven in our house..hehehehehe....Anyway, I baked ciabatta way back high school days in our Home Economic subject.

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  18. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love baking fun. Time to try something new.

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  19. I like ciabatta bread, they're yummy! but making my own bread sounds taxing, especially letting it rise and all the kneading....

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  20. This recipe actually sounds doable! Like Nicol, one day, I will :)

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  21. Ciabatta bread looks easy to do at home, aside from cupcakes and brownies. I will try to make one this weekend - KarenT

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  22. Love to eat this but will admit that I probably would not be able to successfully pull this off. I can bake cupcakes and brownies but when it comes to bread, I leave it to the experienced bakers for our daily dose.

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