Video: How to Make Ciabatta Bread -

Video: How to Make Ciabatta Bread

See how to make homemade no-knead Italian ciabatta bread.

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In this video, you’ll see how to make Italian ciabatta bread from scratch. There’s no kneading required with this method. The loaf comes out of the oven with a crisp, light crust and a chewy, tender, moist, and spongy inside. It’s the perfect bread. See more Chef John videos >>

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Oct. 15, 2014 12:02 pm
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bread! I make it every week now. I up the salt to 2 tsp and dissolve a little honey in my warm water before I add it. Then I just let it work it's magic. I've recommended it to all of my friends. I have a bread machine for sale now too. lol
Linda B 
Sep. 28, 2014 3:16 pm
Just had the first slices from this awesome loaf! Turned out perfect just like in your video ...... And so easy! Thank you so much .... Gonna view you other videos now for more yummy ideas!
Sep. 20, 2014 4:33 pm
Love your videos, very helpful. Can't wait to make some chiabatta bread! My family calls the end the butt.
Sep. 13, 2014 7:04 pm
Delicious. So crunchy. Instead of forming it on plastic wrap, I just formed it directly on the pan I cooked it in. Worked great. Just used the spatula to shape it instead of my hands. Since it was sticky, it stuck to the spatula and was easy to manipulate into the right shape. Very little work for a lot of bread awesomeness. :) Love it.
Sep. 12, 2014 7:10 pm
So easy chef John. Cant get any simpler. Love your videos.
Julie O 
May 18, 2014 8:14 pm
you didn't say what type of yeast? instant. active dry, doesn't matter?
May 9, 2014 11:51 am
I just made this it was easy to make can't wait to taste it, it looks great in the oven and the house smells like my favorite Italian bakery in the Bronx on Arthur avenue
Apr. 13, 2014 10:50 am
Looks great. How could I easily make this into individual rolls, rather than a large loaf?
Feb. 19, 2014 12:20 pm
Perhaps the word you are referring to is calcagno, Italian for "Heel" or technically the end of the foot...?? :D
Jan. 12, 2014 12:31 pm
Please add your written recipe to print off thanks so much Chef John :-) love your video 'how to's'
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