‘Slipper’ Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    25 cm long loaves
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

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Ciabatta’s justly deserved popularity is due to its crusty exterior and airy interior, making it the ultimate crust-lovers’ bread. Small versions make excellent sandwich rolls. Here we’re using the sponge and making a very soft dough. Don’t be afraid to handle such a soft dough; just use plenty of flour on your hands and under the dough. You can brush away excess flour from the tops of the loaves before placing them in the oven, but many bakers leave a flo