Ciabatta Bread


All-Purpose Flour Kosher Salt Warm Water Active Dry Yeast Cool Water

Ciabatta Bread



10 Servings

4 hrs 5 mins

Step 1

Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.

Step 2

Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and stir to combine.

Step 3

When the yeast mixture looks foamy (after about 5 minutes) stir it into the flour mixture.  Add the cool water.

Step 4

Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Fold the dough over on itself.

Step 5

Cover and rest for 1 hour, then repeat the folding process one more time. Cover and rest for 1 more hour.

Step 6

Pat into a rectangle. Place plastic wrap overtop, and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.

Step 7

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F and place an empty oven-safe dish on the bottom rack. Mist the unbaked bread. Pour 2 cups of water into the empty dish. Bake until the bread is 190 F.

Ciabatta Bread

Hi! I'm Allie!

When I find myself with a few free moments, I head straight for my kitchen!  I'm a former pastry chef who still loves to bake, & to share how easy and fun baking from scratch can be!