Do you want to get started yourself to make a delicious bread? Ciabatta is definitely recommended! It is an Italian airy bread and has a delicious crispy crust. Delicious for dinner or for any other occasion.
What you need to make ciabatta:
- 500 g FunCakes Wheat Flour 1kg
- 10 g FunCakes Instant Yeast
- 40 ml of olive oil
- 400 ml lukewarm water
- 10 g salt
- Wilton Parchment Paper
- Wilton Versa-Tools Cut & Lift Blade cake lifter
- PME Diepe Vierkante Bakvorm 25 x 25 x 7,5cm
Place the 500 g FunCakes wheat flour, 10 g FunCakes instant yeast and 10 g salt in a mixing bowl and place under the mixer with a dough hook. Add 2/3rd of the lukewarm water and the 40 ml of olive oil. Mix this at medium speed for about 4 minutes until it becomes a cohesive dough. Now add the rest of the water and let it mix at medium speed for 6-8 minutes. The dough is very liquid.
Grease the baking pan with oil and let the dough run out of the mixing bowl into the baking tin. Cover the baking pan with a damp but not too wet tea towel and let it rise on the counter for at least 2 hours. The dough should increase in size 2 to 3 times.
Tip! Don’t place the dough on a stove or other warm place to speed up the rising process as this will change the structure of the bread.
Cover your work surface with flour and sprinkle semolina on top. Keeping the square shape might be a challenge due to the wet structure of the dough. Pour the dough onto your work surface and carefully try to get a rectangular shape with your hands. Sprinkle some flour and semolina on the dough. Try not to press the dough because then the air will go out. Fortunately, a ciabatta is quite rustic so it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Preheat the oven to 230 ° C (convection oven 220 ° C).
Cut the dough into four pieces and spread them slightly using the cake lifter on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Leave the dough on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before placing it in the oven. It now seems very flat but once in the oven it will be fine.
Bake the ciabattas nicely brown and cooked through in 20-25 minutes. If you tap on the bottom of your bread and you hear a hollow sound, then they are ready.
Tip! Serve the ciabatta’s with some homemade garlic butter:
250 g unsalted butter
Coarse sea salt
3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
Finely chopped chives
Finely chopped flat parsley
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a fork. Place a sheet of plastic foil on the counter and spoon the butter on it. Roll it up into a sausage and let it set in the fridge. Remove from the refrigerator half an hour before serving.