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How to Make Ciabatta Bre...

Ciabatta Bread is a traditional Italian bread that people love to eat. Anyone can enjoy this bread at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. People love to have ciabatta bread over other bread such as Artisan bread, guava cheese bread, Dinner rolls, White Rustic, and White Sandwich Bread. But, many people do not know how to make ciabatta bread. If you are one of them, this article is for you!

Here, I will share the recipe for making ciabatta bread. You will get all the necessary information to bake this bread. I will also share how long to cook ciabatta, the best way to eat ciabatta bread, how to store ciabatta bread, which has eggs, and many more. Don’t forget to check out the FAQ section. Let’s start the discussion.

Traditional Ciabatta Bread Recipe

Ciabatta Bread Ingredients

For Biga

  • Lukewarm Water: 1 cup
  • Flour: 2 cups
  • Dry Yeast: 1 tsp

For The Dough

  • Water: 2 cups
  • Flour: 5-6 cups
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon

For Greasing

  • Olive oil 1 tbsp

Preparation Time

  • 20 minutes

Cooking Time

  • 50 minutes


  • 2 loaves

Step-by-Step Process of Making Ciabatta Bread

Step #1
Start with making biga. The process is very simple. Take a bowl and mix the flour, dry yeast, and wate. Wait for 12-24 hours before making the dough. It makes the biga perfect.

Step #2
Let’s move to the second step, which is preparing the dough. Once the dough for the ciabatta has fermented for at least 12 hours, mix the biga with the remaining ingredients. The thin dough for ciabatta contains water, wheat, yeast, and salt.

Use a wooden spoon to combine each ingredient. Avoid feeling obligated to add more flour or water. It will initially seem dirty, but then it will look too damp.

Step #3
Let’s wait 2-3 hours and let the bread dough double in size.

Step #4

Turn the bread dough onto a board liberally dusted with flour, then divide it in two. Make two long bread.

Step #5

Put them on a baking pan with parchment paper attached.

Step #6
With a wet tea towel, wrap the loaves. Give them up to two hours to expand and rise again.

Step #7
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit with a pizza stone in the center an hour before baking the bread.

Step #8
Press the bread on the heated pizza stone with parchment paper on top, and it should be baked for about 25 minutes or until the desired amount of golden brownness.

Step #9

Place it on a wire rack and let it cool completely before slicing it with a sharp knife.

Nutrition Value of Ciabatta Bread

Total Carbs32g
Net Carbs28g

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End Note

And at last, you now understand how to prepare ciabatta bread. I’ve included a recipe that even experienced cooks always follow. It’s time to make some fresh ciabatta bread at home! Today, make some bread at home using this recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does ciabatta bread have eggs?

No. There is no egg in ciabatta bread.

2. What makes ciabatta bread different?

The shape and chewy texture of this bread make this ciabatta bread different.

3. What flour is ciabatta made from?

Ciabatta is made from wheat flour.

4. Is ciabatta a healthy bread?

Yes! Ciabatta is a very healthy bread as it is rich in nutrients and fiber.

5. What is the best way to eat ciabatta bread?

You can make sandwiches with this bread, and you can make some garlic bread with this bread. These two are the best way to eat ciabatta bread.

6. How to store ciabatta bread?

Wrap the bread in foil or an airtight plastic bag to store it. It will dry out if you put it in the refrigerator. Do not do this. Just leave it out in the open. It will be OK left at room temperature for two to three days.

Lauren Melaney is a housewife. Cooking is her passion and she really loves to experiment. She loves baking bread on any occasion. European cuisine is one of her favorites and she likes preparing different dishes and eating them with her family and friends. Also, Spanish & French cooking traditions appeal to her in general. Hope you would enjoy her recipes and find something that interests you!


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