you don't KNEAD this bread ~ but it is worth making just the same.
Bread is something I eat sparingly,
if I was not watching my waistline
I could eat not one, but several pieces of this ciabatta loaf!
Check out the You Tube video for this recipe.
John from Food Wishes is quite the character...
Mix in a bowl
4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. yeast
2 cups warm water
Cover bowl with foil and let sit undisturbed on the counter for 18 hours!
fold gently over onto itself from the sides of the bowl
put some saran or cling film on the counter
tip dough out of the bowl onto the plastic
with floured hands work gently to pop the bubbles
form into a ciabatta shaped loaf
flour top of loaf and cover with a tea towel and let sit for 2 hours.
Grease a sheet pan and generously sprinkle with corn meal.
Carefully roll the dough off of the saran wrap onto the pan.
Gently reshape if necessary.
Put into a preheated oven at 425
bake for 35 - 45 minutes
Cool on rack
Wow I am impressed...
I think Mr. HB was happy as he had fresh bread with marmalade for breakfast.
I am thinking how lovely it would be served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil...
now I just need to plan a dinner party!
This recipe is definitely a keeper...
thank you to my BFF
she tasted this bread at her Mother's 96th birthday celebration and shared the link with me.