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Chef John's Whole Wheat Ciabatta Recipe
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Chef John’s Whole Wheat Ciabatta
See how to make a delicious whole-wheat version of classic ciabatta bread. See more
  • READY IN 18+ hrs

Chef John's Whole Wheat Ciabatta

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"I decided to give the old no-knead ciabatta a higher-fiber makeover. Since I don't have much whole wheat baking experience, I did what any good chef would do: I didn't do any research and just tried to figure it out. I was quite happy with the taste and texture, and going 50/50 with the all-purpose flour provided just enough of that crusty, chewy ‘normal' bread experience."

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Original recipe makes 1 loaf ciabatta Change Servings
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  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    18 hrs 15 mins

Directions

  1. Stir 1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup rye flour, and yeast together in a large bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit until the sponge bubbles and doubles in volume, 5 to 6 hours.
  2. Stir 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 water, sunflower seeds, polenta, flax seeds, salt, and honey into sponge with a wooden spoon until a very sticky dough ball forms, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the the sides of the bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let dough rise until doubled in volume, 10 hours to overnight.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dust parchment paper with 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour and cornmeal.
  4. Scrape dough out of bowl onto a lightly floured work surface, press down to remove air, and form into a smooth oval loaf. Place dough on the prepared baking sheet. Dust top of loaf lightly with flour, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place a baking dish filled with water on the bottom rack of the oven.
  6. Remove plastic wrap from risen dough and mist the top of the dough with water.
  7. Bake loaf in the preheated oven, misting the top of the loaf with water every 8 to 10 minutes, until loaf is golden and sounds hollow when tapped, 30 to 35 minutes total. Transfer bread to a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing.
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Sep 15, 2014

Very simple to make and it tastes great.

 
Apr 16, 2015

This was so incredibly easy and delicious! Loved listening to the video, and so well explained, it was a no-brainer. Husband said it was the best bread I've made so far :) Thanks!

 

6 Ratings

Jan 12, 2015

We followed Chef John's video with his "sexy cold voice" to make a version of this amazing no knead bread! It is so good! Super easy to make. Put it together at 9:00PM and let it set until 3:00PM following day, after shaping and resting for 2 hours it went into the Oven and then the dinner table by 6:30!

 
Dec 23, 2014

PLAN IN ADVANCE. Yummy texture. Super easy to make.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.6 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 349 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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