Easy Ciabatta Bread

What you need for yummy easy no knead ciabatta bread is…

4 cups of flour (3 1/2 cups of white flour & 1/2 cup wheat flour or all white flour)
1/4 teaspoon of dry active yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups warm water

That is it… amazing, so little and so delicious. :)

Mix everything together, cover with foil and let rest in a cool place for 18 hours.
After 18 hours punch down, fold a few times and form loaf on a heavily floured area.
Place on greased baking pan dusted with corn meal and let rest (rise) for 2 hours

Bake in 425 F oven for 35 minutes

Eat it up! YUM!
See this video for way more complete instructions

Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

add the 2 cups of warm water and stir

First it will look too wet, then too dry then a blob like this. Cover it with aluminum foil and let stand for 18 hours…. yes EIGHTEEN hours. The guy in the video says ‘room temperature’ but then says “62 F degrees” I don’t know where you come from but where I come from 62 is NOT the temperature of any room I ever want to be in. :)

After 18 hours at “room temperature” this is what you should see… and we did, amazing! Now all you need to do is fold it in on its self a few times. Toss it on to the plastic wrap that is covered with flour and stretch and shape it. Then roll it onto a baking sheet that has been greased and dusted with corn meal.

Cover with a towel and let rest for 2 hours…. Voila! a bigger fatter blob of dough. :) Bake in a 425 oven for 35 minutes and….

Yummy bread!

The inside of our bread was not a ‘bubbly” looking as actual ciabatta bread, (I think I folded it a few too many times) but we did have a loaf of ciabatta from “beyond bread” and neither of us could see any difference in flavor.

Here is the yummy bread next to my home made chicken soup… all I can say is YUM and so with the very little effort.

Watch the video where we got the idea, this guy is way better at showing how it is done than I. We got the idea and recipe from

~ by Meg on December 31, 2010.

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