Baking a fresh ciabatta could not be easier. Follow the easy recipe and instructions. A step-by-step video is also provided to make the process easier. Happy baking!
This is a quick recipe and is not the authentic ciabatta that is originally made with a biga (starter). You will still get air holes in your bread but not as much as with the original recipe or the 100% Hydration Ciabatta recipe. For beginner bakers, I would advise to start off with this recipe and then move on to the other recipes.
What are the instructions if I want to make this bread with a machine mixer? Ok, that is simple: Add the flour, yeast, and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook. Turn the mixer on at a medium speed and slowly add the water and oil. Beat for at least 5 – 8 minutes. Continue as from point 6 in the recipe instructions, see below. DO NOT expect big air holes using this method.
Why is the water measured in grams and not milliliters? I have zillions of measuring cups and jugs… and not one of them is correct. Therefore I believe in weighing the water rather than to hope it is the right amount. Electronic scales are really not that expensive and I would recommend using one instead of measuring cups.