How I Make Ciabatta Bread

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It seems that the global pandemic has just about everyone baking bread. Some out of boredom, some out of necessity. I started out by baking some Ciabatta. Our local Countdown supermarket has a pretty dismal bakery section, and we’re currently in a nation wide lockdown, so I figured I couldn’t do any worse. Turned out delicious – and I soon graduated to Sourdough.

I wanted to share my simple Ciabatta recipe, so that others might also find a gateway into baking fresh bread.

The video shows the methodology, and the recipe is more of a cheat sheet. I find the bulk of recipes are long and cumbersome to read, so I tried to make mine as “skim-readable” as possible. They definitely were designed as companion pieces.

I’ll cut myself off there, at the risk of being one of those annoying people that write their life story before every recipe so that you have to scroll for days to find the important stuff (I put the download PDF link at the top of the page).

Go bake some bread!

Print ready recipe PDF


Links for those who want to do a deeper dive:

YOUTUBE: John Kirkwood | Ciabatta Bread made easy at home

YOUTUBE: Sourdough Bread | Basics with Babish (feat. Joshua Weissman)  –  here is a simplified PDF recipe I created for this video.



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