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Oct. 26, 2012 2:33 pm 
Updated: Oct. 26, 2012 7:59 pm
In a previous post, 4 Hour Ciabatta I explained my method for making a crusty, flavorful loaf of Ciabatta in four hours without having to make a starter ahead of time. While this loaf is good, you can really kick up the flavor by using a starter. Many Italian breads are made with a… MORE
Ciabatta fresh out of the oven
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Yesterday's Bread
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Grilled Cheese with Ciabatta Bread
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Giusto's Flour
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Oct. 26, 2012 11:44 am 
Updated: Oct. 26, 2012 11:24 pm
Well, thinking about having a loaf of bread with dinner tonight but you don't have any biga, poolish or pre-ferment? Also, you just want one loaf, not four, not two but one. Well then this recipe with technique is for you. I've been experimenting with various flour combinations for some time… MORE
#1 - Mix flour and water, then let rest
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#2 - After mixing in yeast and salt, remove to an oil coated bowl
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#3 - Folded dough
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#4 - Shape gently into the classic Ciabatta slipper shape
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Oct. 18, 2012 10:11 am 
Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 11:51 am
What makes this recipe southern Italian? Well not much other than south of Naples and Sicily meatballs (polpette) tend to be made from mostly or all pork and with Pecorino rather than Parmigiano-Reggiano. This recipe was one of those, "Hmmm.. what am I going to do with this meat in the… MORE
 
 
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mbrando

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Toms River, New Jersey, USA
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