Ciabatta Bread

Recipe by TishT
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place ingredients into the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
  • Select the Dough cycle, and Start.
  • Dough will be quite sticky and wet once cycle is completed, resist the temptation to add more flour.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured board, cover with a large bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Lightly flour or use parchment lined baking sheets.
  • Divide into 2 pieces, and form each into a 3x14 inch oval.
  • http://italian-baking.suite101.com/article.cfm/ciabatta_bread_bread_machine_.
  • Place loaves on prepared sheets, dimple surface, and lightly flour.
  • Cover, and let rise in a draft free place for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Dimple dough for a second time, and then place loaves in the oven, positioned on the middle rack.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • During baking, spritz loaves with water every 5 to 10 minutes for a crispier crust.
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