Ciabatta With Hints of Rosemary / Bread Machine

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Biga:
  • Place the biga ingredients in machine according to your manufactures directions. My machine calls for wet first then top with dry.
  • Set machine for dough cycle, press start and let kneed for 5 minutes. Shut machine off and let rise over night at least 12 hours.
  • Dough:
  • Place the wet ingredients over the biga then top with flour and rosemary. Place salt, sugar and yeast in separate corners.
  • Set machine to basic dough setting press start.
  • When finished remove dough to two bowls covered with an oiled plastic wrap.
  • Place in a draft free warm place and let rise till tripled in size. About 1 hour.
  • Flour 2 cookie sheet pans.
  • Carefully place each dough onto pans. With floured hands shape dough into a rectangle one inch deep. Try not to release any of the air bubbles that were made during the rise.
  • Sprinkle dough with flour and let rise again in a draft free warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Spraying with water during baking gives a crisp crust. Or you can place a couple ice cubes in the oven to release steam which will produce a crisp crust.
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