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I like cooking from scratch. Not only do I get to control what goes into my food, but anything made so freshly can only taste good. Homemade bread is always a winner. Perfectly crusty, with a soft, warm middle, mmm I love it!

Usually, I like to double or triple the recipe and freeze the excess bread for weeks to come. For this recipe, I’ve kept it for a single bread loaf.

Ciabatta Bread Recipe

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What I particularly love about this recipe is its simplicity and it’s relatively fast to make. Always a bonus

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Ingredients:

  • Bread Flour
  • Fast-Rise Instant Yeast
  • Salt
  • Warm Water

Method:

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Pre-heat your oven to 450°F. Combine all your dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix them thoroughly so that the yeast is evenly distributed.

simple-homemade-ciabatta-bread-recipe

Pour the warm water into the bowl slowly and mix it in with the dry ingredients until it forms a dough. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour, and if it’s too dry add more water. You want it to be an elastic consistency.

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Form the dough into a ball shape. Place it in a large bowl and cover it up with cling wrap. You can also use beeswax wraps as an eco-friendly alternative.

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Find somewhere warm to place the bowl, I usually place it near the oven. Let the dough rise for 30 – 60 minutes. If you let it rise for the full hour, it’ll have a better, bubbly consistency, but 30 minutes works as well when you’re in a rush.

Once risen, and empty onto a floured surface. Knead the dough lightly for a minute. I would suggest less kneading and more of a stretch and fold method. You want to keep as many air-pockets in the dough for a light, spongy texture.

simple-homemade-ciabatta-bread-recipe

Shape the dough into a loaf form and place on a lightly floured baking pan. Score the top of the bread with three lines. Bake in the oven for 30min. Add a small bowl of water in the oven so that the bread doesn’t dry out. When it’s done it’ll be lightly golden on the outside. If you’re planning on freezing the bread, wait till it’s cooled down completely.

There you have it, now you can make your very own delicious homemade Ciabatta bread!

simple-homemade-ciabatta-bread-recipe

simple-homemade-ciabatta-bread-recipe

 

Stay Foxxy,

xo

Gia

Simple Homemade Ciabatta Bread Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 3.5 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 pkt Fast-Rise Instant Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1.5 Cups Warm Water
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 450°F. Combine all your dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix them thoroughly so that the yeast is evenly distributed.
  2. Pour the warm water into the bowl slowly and mix it in with the dry ingredients until it forms a dough. If it's too sticky, add a little more flour, and if it's too dry add more water. You want it to be an elastic consistency.
  3. Form the dough into a ball shape. Place it in a large bowl and cover it up with cling wrap.

  4. Find somewhere warm to place the bowl, I usually place it near the oven. Let the dough rise for 30 - 60 minutes. If you let it rise for the full hour, it'll have a better, bubbly consistency, but 30 minutes works as well when you're in a rush.
  5. Once risen, and empty onto a floured surface. Knead the dough lightly for a minute. I would suggest less kneading and more of a stretch and fold method. You want to keep as many air-pockets in the dough for a light, spongy texture.
  6. Shape the dough into a loaf form and place on a lightly floured baking pan. Score the top of the bread with three lines. Bake in the oven for 30min. Add a small bowl of water in the oven so that the bread doesn't dry out. When it's done it'll be lightly golden on the outside. If you're planning on freezing the bread, wait till it's cooled down completely.
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