Ciabatta loaves

Ciabatta loaves

Ciabatta loaves

Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 24 minutes

A simple bread that is perfect for sandwiches.


  • 3 1/4 cups (400g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cups + 3 Tbsp. (340ml) water


  1. Stir flour, yeast, and salt together in a large container with a lid.
  2. Add enough water to create a shaggy and slightly loose dough. Cover and place in fridge for 12-24 hours.
  3. When ready to bake, remove dough from fridge. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Generously flour a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet. Dump dough on top and generously flour top of dough.
  5. Separate in half, then form into rough loaves. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  6. Once oven has preheated, add a tray of hot water to the bottom of the oven. Add baking sheet to middle rack and spritz bread several times before shutting oven door.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes with steam. Remove water tray, rotate pan, then place on lower rack. Bake for another 10 minutes until golden and sounds hollow when tapped.

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