Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ciabatta

Success! Renae of I Eat Food (awesome blog name!) suggested this recipe. I realize now that the recipe I was using made a dough that was far to dry for a successful ciabatta. This recipe relies on a stand mixer to make a very wet dough, and I was hesitant to try it because it did not seem authentic. I mean, I can hardly see some Italian momma using her trusty KitchenAid to make some time-honoured family ciabatta recipe. But I can't argue with the results. Light and airy with a very crispy yet chewy crust. If you start this early in the morning you can be eating fresh bread for lunch. The measurements for this recipe are odd (who measures water in grams?) so I am going to make this again tomorrow and post a recipe that uses more normal measurements (and for those who don't have a kitchen scale). I also thought the bread was a touch salty so I am going to reduce that a bit.

5 comments:

Debbie said...

I'll bet that Italian momma would use a KitchenAid mixer if she had one. Italian mommas are no fools.

Your bread looks great!

Sharon R said...

I wouldn't mind having a slice of this bread! The texture looks quite nice, too.

Veg-a-Nut said...

I so happy that you finally had success! I am sure to try this recipe soon. Look at your garden grow! Everything looks wonderful. The blaste earwigs keep trying to destroy my brussels sprouts and they complete devoured all our melon plants. We are grateful that they do not like squash or swiss chard. :o)

renae said...

I'm glad the recipe worked out for you! It looks great.

Carrie said...

Congratulations on finally getting it just the way you wanted!