Easiest Ever No-Knead Ciabatta Recipe

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All my lazy bakers, you need this in your life! Ciabatta does not get any simpler than this.

Yes, we are making no-knead ciabattas. And the result is quite decent to be honest. For the minimal effort that goes into it, the outcome is awesome. And maybe you have always hesitated to make ciabatta and it felt like a daunting task. Now you do not have an excuse. Give it a go. This recipe makes 4 ciabattas. Multiply the amount of ingredients to make more. 

Temperature is the most crucial part of this recipe. Because it is fermented for 24 hours, the temperature must be low otherwise the dough will over proof and you will end up with a flatbread instead of a nice fluffy ciabatta. 

Watch the video down below for detailed instructions.

Ingredients

250g (8.8oz) strong white bread flour

5g (0.2oz) salt

2g (0.07oz) dry yeast or 3x the amount of fresh yeast

10g (0.35oz) olive oil

170g (6oz) water at 19C (66F)

To learn more about dough temperature control click here.

Method

  1. In a bowl combine the water, yeast, salt & oil. Mix well.
  2. Add the flour and mix until no dry flour left. Cover & rest for 5 minutes. Desired dough temperature 22 – 23C (71-73F).
  3. Give the dough 4 folds at 5-minute intervals.
  4. After the final fold rest the dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Place in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  6. Take the dough out and divide into 4 equal pieces. Place on a floured tea towel with the smooth side down.
  7. Cover and ferment for 1.5 hours. During the final hour of fermentation preheat your oven to 220C (430F) fan off.
  8. Bake the ciabattas on a parchment paper lined tray for around 14 – 16 minutes.

 

Watch the video here

Understanding the principles of bread making will let you be in complete control every time you make bread. It will reduce the failure rate and turn you into an even more confident home baker.

I highly recommend you check out the Learning page where I have detailed, easy to understand explanations on each step of the bread baking process and the principles behind it. You can find all the equipment I use and recommend in the Shop (UK) & Shop (US) pages.

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