Ciabatta bread

Ciao, gourmets! Today we bake Italian Ciabatta bread at home! Homemade bread, which is gaining more and more popularity according to the recipes of Italian masters, has not bypassed our house either – now we regularly cook this delicious bread ourselves.

The process of baking ciabatta bread, and indeed any bread, is just magic and science in one bottle. Preparing the sourdough – yeast base for splendor, working with the finished dough and the baking process itself, many people do not succeed the first time, but we will tell you how we did it ourselves for the first time and everything turned out right away.

Ciabatta recipe

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Flour
  • Yeast

Prepare the dough: mix warm water, flour and a little dry yeast. We cover the container with cellophane film and send it to the refrigerator for a day.

Mix warm water and flour in a large cup. Cover with a towel and let rest for half an hour.

In the rested dough, add again a little warm water, dry yeast and sea salt. Knead the dough.

Add the previously prepared sourdough to the resulting dough. Knead until smooth, but carefully, so that all the air does not come out of the sponge, otherwise the ciabatta will not work.

We put the dough in a rectangular container with high sides.

We take the upper right edge of the dough and lift it up and shift it to the lower left, as if diagonally. Next, we do this with the upper left and lower edges. Cover the container with a film for half an hour.

Repeat this procedure 3 more times. As a result, the process turns out to be not fast at all!

We prepare a large work surface of the table, sprinkled with flour. Spread the dough on the work surface.

Sprinkle the dough with flour and divide into parts. We try not to crumple the dough, so as not to disrupt its airy structure. We give a rectangular shape to the dough pieces.

We prepare a baking sheet, heat the oven.

We put a container with hot water on the bottom of the oven. The resulting steam creates that crispy crust, and does not dry the crumb.

Put the dough on a baking sheet and put it in the oven.

For a crisper crust, turn on the upper oven heater.

We take out the ciabatta and let them cool down a little.

Serving: Ciabatta is ready! Now you can cook bruschetta with strawberries, bruschetta with tomatoes or Greek riganada.

Recipe type: Bread
Recipe type: Italian
Yield: 4
Prep time:
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Ciabatta bread

Ingredients:

Water — 395 ml
Flour — 450 grams
Yeast — 7 grams
Salt — 10 grams

Directions:

1. Sourdough. Mix 175 ml of water, 225 grams of flour and 2 grams of dry yeast. We cover the container with cellophane film and send it to the refrigerator for 24 hours. The sourdough is ready.
2. Mix 180 ml of warm water and 225 grams of flour in a large cup. Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
3. Add 40 ml of warm water, 5 grams of dry yeast and 10 grams of sea salt (or 5-6 ordinary) to the rested dough. Knead for 5 minutes.
4. Add the previously prepared sourdough to the resulting dough. Knead for 3 minutes.
5. Put the dough in a rectangular container with high sides.
6. Take the upper right edge of the dough and lift it up and shift it to the lower left, as if diagonally. Next, we do this with the upper left and the rest. Cover the container with a film for 30 minutes.
7. Repeat this procedure 3 more times for 30 minutes.
8. Prepare a large work surface of the table, sprinkled with flour. Spread the dough on the work surface.
9. Sprinkle the dough with flour and divide into 3-4 parts. We try not to crumple the dough, so as not to disrupt its airy structure. We give a rectangular shape to the dough pieces.
10. Put baking paper on a baking sheet and sprinkle with flour.
11. Heat the oven at 220 degrees.
12. Put a container with hot water (boiled to 100 degrees) at the bottom of the oven.
13. Put the dough on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for 15 minutes.
14. Set the operating mode of the upper heating element in the oven and cook for another 5 minutes.
14. Take out the ciabatta and let them cool down a little.
Serving: Ciabatta is ready and you can prepare various bruschettas and sandwiches.

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