Preparation info
  • Makes


    large loaves
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Nick Malgieri's Bread

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2012

  • About

Ciabatta means ‘slipper’ and although the name refers to the fairly flat rectangular form of the bread, it’s also pretty slippery because the dough is so soft. It is manageable, yet it still requires care and attention when handling. Keep a bowl of dusting flour and a bench scraper nearby when you’re working with the dough and above all, stay calm - it’s just a piece of dough, after all. The addition of plain flour weakens the bread flour and makes a less elastic dough that bakes a better c