Sunday, November 14, 2010

Easy Ciabatta Bread


In a medium bowl throw in:

1.5 tsp yeast

1.5 tsp salt

2 cups of hot water and stir briefly

Add 4 cups of flour and stir.

It will be a sticky wet mess. This takes no more than 5 min. total



Place a clean towel on top  and place on the counter.

Let it get really bubbly and rise for up to 18 hours.

Dump the wet dough on a floured area. Do not punch or knead. Cut in half

or into four pieces. Manipulate with your hands into the shape you want.

Then place on a Silpat lined baking pan. 

Dust with flour. Let rise for about 1 hour

Heat oven to 450 and put the bread in. Squirt the bread with Hot water.

Bake for at least 30 min.

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