ciabatta recipe

ciabatta recipe


Ciabatta is an Italian bread that is soft on the inside and has a crispy crust. It is perfect for sandwiches or dipping in olive oil. Making ciabatta can be difficult, but with this recipe, you’ll have delicious homemade ciabatta in no time!


  • 500g bread flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 7g active dry yeast
  • 350ml lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Cornmeal, for dusting


Step 1:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together bread flour and salt. In another small mixing bowl, mix together active dry yeast and lukewarm water until the yeast is dissolved. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Temperature: Lukewarm

Time: 5 minutes

Step 2:

Create a well in the flour mixture and pour the yeast mixture in. Mix until well combined and the dough is sticky. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl if necessary.

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Step 3:

Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let it rest in a warm spot for 1-2 hours. The dough should double in size.

Temperature: Warm

Time: 1-2 hours

Step 4:

Coat a baking sheet with cornmeal to prevent the dough from sticking. Carefully transfer the dough onto the baking sheet, trying to maintain an oblong or oval shape.

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Step 5:

Dust more cornmeal over the surface of the dough and loosely cover it with a damp cloth. Let it rest for another hour until the dough has risen again.

Temperature: Neutral

Time: 1 hour

Step 6:

Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Use a sharp knife or razor blade to score the surface of the dough a few times, making sure that the cuts do not go too deep. Brush the top of the dough with olive oil.

Temperature: 425°F (220°C)

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Step 7:

Bake for 25-30 minutes until the ciabatta is golden brown. Let it cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Temperature: 425°F (220°C)

Time: 25-30 minutes


Making homemade ciabatta can be time-consuming, but the end result is worth it. With this recipe, you can impress your dinner guests or enjoy freshly baked bread on your own. Serve with olive oil, cheese, or sandwich fixings for a tasty treat!

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