Homemade Ciabatta bread

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guinevere96
guinevere96 Posts: 1,445 Member
http://thecozycook.com/homemade-ciabatta-bread/

I made this recipe for my mother-in-law's birthday and it was a big hit! It was my very first time making homemade bread and it really did not turn out bad, with a little practice this would be an awesome recipe :)

Notes:
This needed a LITTLE more flour than called for when making the starter dough. Use what it calls for and if the dough is still too liquidy, add more in tiny doses til you have the right consistency.

When working with the dough, keep your hands floured and it will help reduce mess. Im sure people who work with dough already know this but if youre a newbie like I was, do this.

I did not use a handmixer like the recipe called for, I kneaded it with my hands. It mightve come out a lot fluffier with a handmixer, but mine turned out fine.

Also, when I started adding the mixing for the second half of the dough, I threw in some purple food dye, and it made a very cool marbling effect!

Let me know if you guys try this!

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  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,371 Member
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    You're courageous to start with a recipe that uses a starter! I make bread a lot but I admit I've never bothered with starters - it takes too much planning for me. Hard enough to have to plan my days around rising times, lol.

    Looks tasty though!
  • guinevere96
    guinevere96 Posts: 1,445 Member
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    Francl27 wrote: »
    You're courageous to start with a recipe that uses a starter! I make bread a lot but I admit I've never bothered with starters - it takes too much planning for me. Hard enough to have to plan my days around rising times, lol.

    Looks tasty though!

    Lol I had never even heard of starter dough or anything like that, I went in blind to this and didnt even know id be working on this recipe for two days. It was worth it!
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,371 Member
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    Francl27 wrote: »
    You're courageous to start with a recipe that uses a starter! I make bread a lot but I admit I've never bothered with starters - it takes too much planning for me. Hard enough to have to plan my days around rising times, lol.

    Looks tasty though!

    Lol I had never even heard of starter dough or anything like that, I went in blind to this and didnt even know id be working on this recipe for two days. It was worth it!

    It usually is. I should really try it. I love homemade bread!
  • mjbnj0001
    mjbnj0001 Posts: 1,091 Member
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    Been a big fan of "no-knead" breads since spring. We hardly buy store bread any longer. Literally takes about 5 min of occasional effort from starting point to finished-baking span of about 3 hrs.
  • mjbnj0001
    mjbnj0001 Posts: 1,091 Member
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    mjbnj0001 wrote: »
    Been a big fan of "no-knead" breads since spring. We hardly buy store bread any longer. Literally takes about 5 min of occasional effort from starting point to finished-baking span of about 3 hrs.

    ... oh, and that's with no bread machine/food processor work. Just mix by hand in a bowl. "Plain" white, oat, whole wheat and protein-boosted doughs so far.
  • mjbnj0001
    mjbnj0001 Posts: 1,091 Member
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    mjbnj0001 wrote: »
    mjbnj0001 wrote: »
    Been a big fan of "no-knead" breads since spring. We hardly buy store bread any longer. Literally takes about 5 min of occasional effort from starting point to finished-baking span of about 3 hrs.

    ... oh, and that's with no bread machine/food processor work. Just mix by hand in a bowl. "Plain" white, oat, whole wheat and protein-boosted doughs so far.

    Here's a good resource to start: https://www.youtube.com/user/artisanbreadwithstev
  • guinevere96
    guinevere96 Posts: 1,445 Member
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    mjbnj0001 wrote: »
    mjbnj0001 wrote: »
    mjbnj0001 wrote: »
    Been a big fan of "no-knead" breads since spring. We hardly buy store bread any longer. Literally takes about 5 min of occasional effort from starting point to finished-baking span of about 3 hrs.

    ... oh, and that's with no bread machine/food processor work. Just mix by hand in a bowl. "Plain" white, oat, whole wheat and protein-boosted doughs so far.

    Here's a good resource to start: https://www.youtube.com/user/artisanbreadwithstev

    Thank you so much! Im gonna look that up when I get home tonight, and I have another dough rising right now for another recipe :) im pretty excited.