Sourdough Ciabatta Bread Recipe

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Craving airy, crusty bread? This sourdough ciabatta recipe is easy to follow for homemade bakery goodness at home.

Craving airy, crusty bread? This sourdough ciabatta recipe is easy to follow for homemade bakery goodness at home.

Sourdough ciabatta is a dream for bread lovers. Imagine a rustic loaf with a shattering crisp crust and a light, airy interior full of irregular holes. This Italian bread gets its magic from sourdough starter, giving it a depth of flavor beyond ordinary sandwich bread. Perfect for dipping in olive oil, building epic paninis, or enjoying on its own, sourdough ciabatta is a satisfying taste of artisan baking at home.

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HOW DO I MAKE MY SOURDOUGH CIABATTA BREAD: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Feed Starter: 4-12 hours before making the dough.

2. Mix Dough: Combine starter, water, salt, and flour. Rest for 30 minutes.

3. Stretch & Fold: Perform 3 sets, 30 minutes apart.

4. First Rise: Cover and let rise until doubled (~4 hours).

5. Bulk Fermentation: Refrigerate for 12-24 hours.

6. Shape Dough: Divide into 8 pieces. Let rise for 1-2 hours.

7. Bake: Preheat oven to 475°F with a skillet of water inside. Bake for 25 minutes until golden.

Sourdough Ciabatta Bread
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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup active sourdough starter (227g)
  • 2 cups water (472g)
  • 1 tbsp salt (17g)
  • 4 ½ cups bread flour (630g)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Feed Starter: 4-12 hours before making the dough.
  2. Mix Dough: Combine starter, water, salt, and flour. Rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Stretch & Fold: Perform 3 sets, 30 minutes apart.
  4. First Rise: Cover and let rise until doubled (~4 hours).
  5. Bulk Fermentation: Refrigerate for 12-24 hours.
  6. Shape Dough: Divide into 8 pieces. Let rise for 1-2 hours.
  7. Bake: Preheat oven to 475°F with a skillet of water inside. Bake for 25 minutes until golden.

TIPS:

  • Longer fermentation (12+ hours) improves gluten digestion.
  • Use einkorn flour for a more digestible option.
  • Whole wheat flour can replace up to half of the bread flour.
Yield: 8

Sourdough Ciabatta Bread Recipe

Sourdough Ciabatta Bread Recipe

Craving airy, crusty bread? This sourdough ciabatta recipe is easy to follow for homemade bakery goodness at home.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup active sourdough starter (227g)
  • 2 cups water (472g)
  • 1 tbsp salt (17g)
  • 4 ½ cups bread flour (630g)

Instructions

  1. Feed Starter: 4-12 hours before making the dough.
  2. Mix Dough: Combine starter, water, salt, and flour. Rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Stretch & Fold: Perform 3 sets, 30 minutes apart.
  4. First Rise: Cover and let rise until doubled (~4 hours).
  5. Bulk Fermentation: Refrigerate for 12-24 hours.
  6. Shape Dough: Divide into 8 pieces. Let rise for 1-2 hours.
  7. Bake: Preheat oven to 475°F with a skillet of water inside. Bake for 25 minutes until golden.

Notes

  • Longer fermentation (12+ hours) improves gluten digestion.
  • Use einkorn flour for a more digestible option.
  • Whole wheat flour can replace up to half of the bread flour.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 877mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g

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