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Ciabatta

Ingredients
  Fresh yeast/1/2 sachet dried yeast 1⁄2 Ounce, dried (15 Gram)
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Warm water 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Strong white flour 1 Pound (500 Gram)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven, to 220°C/425°F/ Gas Mark 7.

MAKING
2. Into a bowl cream fresh yeast, sugar and a little warm water and leave for 10 minutes such that frothy.
3. In another bowl, mix oil, salt, flour and dried yeast, if using.
4. To the flour mixture, add fresh yeast mixture and knead for 1-2 minutes.
5. Thereafter gradually add the remaining water to the dough such that the dough is not very moist.
6. In the bowl brush a tablespoon of oil and roll dough in it.
7. Using a damp tea towel or cling-film cover the dough in the bowl and let it rise for 45-50 minutes.
8. Knock down and knead the dough again, such that oil is incorporated.
9. Halve the dough and roll out to 23 cm / 9 inches
10. Over the baking sheet flatten the dough and leave to rise for 35-40 minutes.
11. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.

SERVING
12. Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes

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