Ciabatta Rolls With Green Olives and Chillies

Recipe by Whizz
READY IN: 15hrs
YIELD: 8 rolls




  • For this recipe use your bread machine and use the same quantities as mine, but you may need to change the order of ingredients for Stage 2.
  • Stage 1.
  • Add the ingredients in the order shown.
  • Select Pizza Dough program and turn off the machine after 15 minutes.
  • Leave for 12 hours in the Kitchen.
  • Stage 2.
  • Add the ingredients listed in Stage 2 to the yeasty mixture from Stage 1, in the order given for your machine for a Basic Dough.
  • Start the machine using the Basic Dough program with Extra Ingredients to be added during the program.
  • Meanwhile rinse the Olives in water to remove the brine and drain them. Cut each Olive into four pieces and dry them on kitchen paper.
  • When your machine bleeps for the additional ingredients, add the Stage 3 ingredients and restart the machine if necessary.
  • The the Dough program cycle is finished, turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. It will be sticky so lightly flour your hands first.
  • Lightly oil a baking sheet and then cover it with either a dusting of flour or Semolina and shake off the surplus.
  • Heat the oven to 425 F (220 C).
  • Form the dough into a loose ball, but do not knead it. Divide into eight equal pieces, roughly shape them into balls and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the rolls with a dusting of flour.
  • Put the into a warm place until doubled in size, about 20 – 30 minutes. (Don't worry if it doesn't rise very much, it will rise during baking).
  • Put in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • At end of baking period, remove for oven and place on a cooling rack to cool for a while.
  • Your Ciabatta rolls can be eaten warm or allowed to cool. They will keep in a tin for a day or so. Enjoy.