3.20.2010

Ciabatta Bread

My sister has made quite the contribution to our waistlines meals and we have enjoyed almost all of her kitchen creations - the braised cucumber I could have lived without trying! But the rest have been great successes. By far my favorite of her recipes is this One Minute Bread. It is so easy and delicious! She has made it three times for us in the past week. Recipe taken from her blog.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 tsp dry yeast
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Mix the yeast and warm water in a medium sized bowl. I used a 12 cup bowl and it might have overflowed if I left it for the correct amount of time.
  2. Add the flour and salt and mix with a spoon until well mixed.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap or a dish towel and place somewhere safe for 8-12 hours. I left mine for 5 hours and it turned out nicely. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 375. The original website says 400 but the bottom of my bread slightly overcooked and I don't think the inside was as cooked as it could have been.
  5. Gently pour the dough onto a floured or greased cookie sheet and sprinkle the top with dried oregano, basil, and rosemary or any other herbs you think would taste good.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes. If you lower the heat you may have to bake longer, I did mine for 25 minutes on a floured cookie sheet and some of it stuck.
 She also made a delicious Olive Oil Dip for the bread too - it went so well with the bread I would recommend making it to go along with the bread!

 
Interested in GREEN SMOOTHIES? Check out my latest post on how we used them on our 4 day road trip for healthy, inexpensive meals and snacks.



6 comments:

jsprik said...

i did a bread recipe today too, although mine takes a little more than 1 minute!! :) thnx for a great looking recipe!!

Crystal Brothers said...

Interesting! I will definitely be trying this as I love Ciabatta bread. I always thought it would be complicated though.

Melinda said...

Gotta love a crusty bread dipped in olive oil! Yummo!

MrsJenB said...

I love ciabatta bread! We just had some last night and now I'm craving it again...I need to learn how to make this!

Thank you for sharing!

Jen@balancing Beautyand Bedlam said...

Those pictures are magazine quality. That looks amazing....very similar to the french bread that I make...but yours looks even easier. :)

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