Monday, January 5, 2009

Ciabatta (Again)

This month I am featuring ciabatta at the bakery. The recipe comes from The Bread Baker's Apprentice, which is my second plug for that amazing book. Sorry I can't post the recipe here because the results are absolutely amazing. By far the best ciabatta of the several recipes I have tried.

On another note, the other day I finally got around to putting up this vegan nutritional guide in my kitchen (I bought it years ago, but had yet to put it up after moving to the new house 1.5 years ago). It is a great reference guide, and very handy to have on hand when you are prepping meals. This way you can always ensure that you are getting the vitamins and minerals you need every day.

13 comments:

DJ Karma (of Vegspinz) said...

That bread looks beautiful- did it take a long time to make (i.e. resting and kneading)?

Eating Consciously said...

where did you get that vegan nutritional guide?

Vegetation said...

Mmmm yum. I never get tired of bread. It always smells so amazing when it's fresh!

Vegan Dad said...

Eating Consciously,
There is a link in the post above to greenleafy.org. You can purchase one through their website.

Vegan Dad said...

DJ Karma,
The bread is fairly time consuming, but not labour intense. About 8 mins of kneading (via a stand mixer or food processor), and about 4 hours of resting, rising, and folding.

carrie said...

I make your ciabatta recipe all of the time. I can't imagine one being better....but if I ever come across this cookbook I'll have to give it a try.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

That ciabatta looks so perfect!

I'm enjoying your cookbook, by the way. I'm still in the flipping through it stage, trying to narrow my scope a little. Thank you for doing it!

Jheremy said...

My local health food store in MD sells both the vegan nutritional guide & their yoga poster. I've got that nutritional poster in my kitchen & I love it. My kids like to look at it too, as I talk to them a lot about vitamins. It sparks many nutritional conversations in our house, which is always a good thing.

Summer Fae said...

That looks amazing. One of my New Year's Goals is to learn to make bread. I can make quick breads, but I want to stop buying my bread from the store.

Bianca said...

Yum! I love ciabatta bread! Again, I wish I lived in Canada so I could buy yummy breads from you.

And thanks for the nutritional guide. I'm a sucker for vegan health charts!

The New Vegetarian said...

Wow! Can you adopt me Vegan Dad? LOL!!! The bread looks amazing. Being a new vegan, I just want to thank you for providing recipe's that have helped me to change my way of eating. I appreciate it. Have an awesome day! Oh, by the way. I am going to order your cookbook. Can't wait to try the recipe's.

Happy Vegan Lady said...

My family purchased that guide from Animal Aid (UK) and it has been invaluable, especially for letting omnivorous friends just how nutritious an animal-free diet can be! It's now on the wall in the kitchen of my house at uni and was even the topic of a quite lengthy conversation during a recent house party.

I had to explain what Sosmix was... and I've just heard some sad news that Sosmix is being discontinued :( (http://www.veggiestuff.com/acatalog/direct_foods_sosmix.html). I don't know how often you or your readers eat Sosmix but it's very good for if you're in a rush!

Rumela said...

Hey those ciabatta look yummi,I love eating breakfast and always try new fast food recipes. I would love to try the ciabatta for breakfast. that looks tasty. this is also a snacks food option and can make a satisfying breakfast. The Photos are amazing... I am already feeling hungry. thank you for shearing your post.