Easy Ciabatta Bread Recipe
- 500 g bakers flour
- 470 g warm water
- 2 tsp Yeast dried or (1 Sachet)
- 2 tsp salt
Add all ingredients in the bowl, mix on sp 6 for 8 seconds. Let mixture rest in bowl for 10 minutes.
Turn up to Sp 9 for 3 mins (yes 3 mins!)on. Stay next to your Thermie to make sure it doesn’t jump off the bench!
Dough will be very sticky – pour into a large well-oiled bowl and let sit for 2.5 hours until tripled in size.
Empty and scrape out the dough onto a well floured thermomat or bench top.
Divide into 3 pieces, dust with a good amount of flour, then using spatula shape roughly into flat balls.
Leave to prove on the mat for 45 mins. While waiting, turn the oven to 250c to heat up while proving and line 2 or 3 trays with baking paper.
Now, with well floured hands, pick up each dough gently and quickly flip it , stretching into a ciabatta loaf shape (oblong). The flipping helps spread the air bubbles – even if it looks a bit dodgy, trust me it will rise beautifully in the oven!
Bake at 250 for 5 mins, then turn the oven down to 200 for the last 10 mins or so until bread is starting to brown and sounds hollow when tapped.