Hello everyone! I’m back again with another recipe! Ever since I could remember I’ve had a deep love for all kinds of bread. I think it’s pretty safe to say that bread is a staple in my diet. I consume it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sometimes I have toast as a bedtime snack.
Rewind to last year when Phil and I got married and got the great responsibility of grocery shopping for ourselves. As newlyweds on a budget paying 5$ a week for bread that doesn’t even last 3 days was not an option. I set the goal to make the perfect loaf of bread that was both delicious and inexpensive to make. I contacted family and friends to see if they had any good bread recipes. I got recipes that were pretty easy to make but not quite right. Finally I decided to start a trial and error process. It took me a couple months but I finally got a recipe down that I love!
This ciabatta bread recipe is my favorite because there are only 4 ingredients, and it’s easy to make. I love to make it on the weekends, slice it up, and store it in an air tight container for Phil and I to use throughout the week (but lets be real, it doesn’t last more than 3 days because it’s just that good).
6 CUPS OF FLOUR ( WHICH EVER KIND YOU PREFER)
3 CUPS OF WARM WATER
1 PACKET OF YEAST
1 TABLE SPOON OF SALT
1. Add your dry ingredients to your kitchen aid mixer fitted with the paddle attachment
2. Mix on “stir” setting for a few seconds
3. Turn your mixer on low and slowly add the water. Mix until all ingredients are combined
4. Scrape the dough back in to the bowl and let sit for 10 minutes
5. Mix the dough once more to make sure everything is combined well ( the dough should be firm and sticky. If it seems watery add a little more flour and mix)
6. Take the paddle attachment off the mixer and add your dough hook
7. Mix on high for 2 minutes until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl
8. Scrape the dough in to an oiled dutch oven and set in a warm place to rise for 1 HOUR
9. After the dough is done rising scrape it out onto a well floured surface
10. Cut the dough in half and set each loaf on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let rise for 30 MINUTES
11. Preheat your oven to 425 deg
12. Bake the dough in the oven for 25/30 minutes or until the top of the dough looks dark golden brown
13. Take the dough out of the oven, let cool and serve
I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe! Below I have listed the kitchen items along with a link of where to get them, that I use when I bake my bread. Also please be sure to let me know if you have tried this recipe and if you like it!
MY BAKING ESSENTIALS: