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The Ciabatta Project 
Nov. 28, 2011 10:01 am 
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011 2:22 pm
About 3 days ago I created what they call A "Poolish" this is a mixture of flour, water And yeast, and then that is allowed to set at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours, then refrigerated for 3 days. this allows the ""Poolish" to ferment.

Today was baking day and I created my first Ciabatta bread and used the recipe in the master bread maker Mr. Peter Reinhart's book "The Bread Baker's Apprentice"

It was actually easier than I thought it would be, but more than just baking a loaf of bread in a loaf pan.

we are going to use this bread for dinner, a ham, salami, tomato, lettuce, and onion with home made mayonnaise sandwich.

Since the Recipe is too long I had to break it down into two parts.

Part 1<

Part 2<

The Ciabatta Project, loaf #2
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The Ciabatta Project, Loaf #1
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ham, salami, tomato, lettuce, and onion Sandwich On Ciabatta
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Nov. 28, 2011 6:32 pm
King Sparta-you never cease to amaze me with your culinary skills. This bread looks scrumptious. Most of all I like that you share your recipes--I could use all the help I can get on bread. Thanks so much for your willingness to share. On another topic--I have only two more speciality stores to look for the adobo seasoning for your popcorn. Wish me luck!
Nov. 29, 2011 7:19 am
Mmmm... wishing I was you, today King. :) I have the book Bread Alone by Leader and Blahnik and have not had time to make everything I want to. Being rural, I've tried catching the wild yeast with varying success. Visited a local winery last week that made me want to try again, leaving the water yeast mixture in their fermenting room. Can you imagine how great that yeast would be? now I'm hungry... ;)
Nov. 29, 2011 2:22 pm
I have always loved bread, when i was a kid I would always slice off a few slices of bread fresh from the oven (still hot), it is one of my favorite parts of the food pyramid.
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My handle is from a MSDOS clone called SpartaDOS, I also Love The Movie The Spartans. I Went To Combat With The 82nd Airborne Div In Granada, And The Gulf War, Retired Military, Airborne, Air Assault, Flight School For OH-58 A/C Helicopter. Air Observer, Forward Observer, Air Conditioning And Heating Repairer, Generator Repairer, Licensed Pest Control Operator. Graduate Of Purdue University, And Texas A&M Entomology Courses, I Spent The Year Of 2011 In Culinary School.
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