Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ciabatta Bread - Homemade

I really am thankful to the internet. How easy it is to find any recipe at a whim,  no matter what ingredients one is stuck with at home and play around with wondrous creations. 

To learn from strangers in different places, sharing their own experiences and tweaks to recipes. 

A wonderful collection of human beings connected together. 

Here I am,  moving it forward. Thanking the kind souls that share their own adventures in the kitchen and inspire us to create our own. 

A kitchen aid is by the way, a wonder gift to receive. Perhaps a bit over the top for a novice in the kitchen. 

But still. Much appreciated. Heartfelt love. xoxox

I found the Ciabatta Bread recipe here. 

Basically, cut and pasted from the site above: 

Kitchenaid in the shadows
Place ingredients into the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle, and Start. (See Editor's Note for stand mixer instructions.)

  1. Dough will be quite sticky and wet once cycle is completed; resist the temptation to add more flour. Place dough on a generously floured board, cover with a large bowl or greased plastic wrap, and let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Lightly flour baking sheets or line them with parchment paper. Using a serrated knife, divide dough into 2 pieces, and form each into a 3x14-inch oval. Place loaves on prepared sheets and dust lightly with flour. Cover, and let rise in a draft-free place for approximately 45 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  4. After 45 mins
  5. Spritz loaves with water. Place loaves in the oven, positioned on the middle rack. Bake until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Prep 30 mins
  • COOK25 mins
  • READY IN1 hr55 mins


  1. I take it you used a bread machine?

    1. yes!! It was an easy recipe to test the kitchenaid. I am ashamed to say, since that one time the kitchenid has remained unused. Need to get around to making proper bread sometime soon.

  2. well, it's inspiring me to do bread, so thanks :)


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