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Artisan Ciabatta Bread Recipe

Artisan Ciabatta Bread Recipe

Artisan Ciabatta Bread Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
PROOFING TIME 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Cuisine Italian


  • 280 g Water
  • 350 g FlourĀ 
  • 1 tsp Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt


Prepare The Dough:

  • Pour water in to a bowl.
  • Mix in the yeast and salt into the water.
  • Add in the flour, mix everything together.
  • Add in the flour, mix everything together.

Proofing + Stretching & Folding:

  • In this step as our dough rises, we need to stretch and fold the dough. This will help in the devolopment of gluten strands as we are not kneading the dough.
  • After half an hour,lets stretch the dough and fold it back on it itself.turn the bowl at right angle and repeat on all four sides.Repeat this once again.
  • In another half an hour,repeat the same process.
  • And we need to do this a total of three times
  • So After 2 hours,Transfer the dough onto a floured work surface.Shape it into a rectangle.
  • Roll it just as we roll a jelly roll and pinch the edges to seal it.

Shape The Dough:

  • Divide the dough into three equal parts.
  • Transfer the dough on to well floured work surface.Dust will some more flour on top;to prevent the chance of dough sticking to the cling film.
  • Cover the shaped dough with a pastic film.

Second Proofing:

  • Let the dough sit and rise for 45 minutes.

Final Shaping:

  • Take each dough, stretch and shape it into the a long rectangle.Transfer the dough onto a baking sheet.

Lastly Bake:

  • Bake at 450 F preheated oven for 10 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 400 f and bake for another 12-15 minutes.
  • Spray with some water.
  • Do not open the oven during baking.
  • Enjoy Freshly baked crispy crusted soft and spongy Artisan ciabatta bread.

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