Freshly Baked Bread.
Needing bread for the 'toast' part of last weekend's EoMEoTE entry, I asked Matt to find a Ciabatta recipe for me.
He handed over a book I bought several months ago, but hadn't yet made anything from, Nick Malgieri's A Baker's Tour: Favorite Baking Recipes from Around the World.
I've been wanting to make Ciabatta for quite some time; we frequently buy the Ciabatta rolls sold at Earth Fare.
But after making this recipe, I won't need Earth Fare!
(ok...I'll need them. I'll always need them. Just not for bread.)
I couldn't get over how easy this was!
Just flour, salt and yeast and water. Seriously.
And one rising...that was it!
The hardest part was getting the two loaves onto the 400 degree pans; our baking stone died about a year ago (sniff, sniff...rest in peace). Which is why my Ciabatta sport less-than traditional shapes!
It puffed up quickly, and was everything bread should be: good crust, fabulous aroma, chewy on the inside. Perfect.
Matt specifically asked if I'd make it again...and I do love hearing that.
Blog Party#13 is coming, and this month, we're turning off the heat and preparing cool appetizers and drinks!
Post your dishes no later than Thursday, 17 August...early is always good...and get your links to me either by posting in the comments, or by emailing me at thehappysorceress at gmail dot com. I'll post the party round-up Saturday, the 19th, and I hope to see you there!
Tagged with: Food and Drink + Baking + Bread + Ciabatta