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Ciabatta bread

Delicious homemade ciabatta bread ready in just about an hour. Perfectly crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bread recipe, ciabatta bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 589kcal


  • 9 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups water warm, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil


  • Add flour to the mixing bowl of your mixer and add the yeast and salt to it. Mix well, so the salt and yeast is well incorporated. Using the hook attachment of your mixer, start adding water gradually while mixing. The dough should be pretty sticky.
  • Add oil to mixer and keep mixing for about 5 minutes.
  • Turn the dough over onto an oiled surface and continue kneading for another 3 minutes. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, oil the dough all around and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Let the dough rise for 2 1/2 hours. After 2 1/2 hours turn the dough over onto a well floured surface and cut it into 8 pieces. Form each piece into a roll and let it rise again for another 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 500 F degrees a few minutes before placing the rolls in the oven.
  • Bake the bread for 12 minutes.


Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 7mg