Am starting the biga today to make your recipe. Will let you know the end result, which will be a learning experience for me, as I am not much of a baker.
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- For Sponge Starter Mix
- 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/3 cup room-temp water
- 1 cup bread flour
- To make sponge: stir together, warm water and yeast.
- Let stand 5 minutes, until foamy.
- Place yeast mixture to another bowl and add warm water and the 1 cup of flour.Stir for 4 minutes. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
- Let stand at cool room temp at least 12 hours and up to 1 day.
- To make the Bread:
- 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons warm milk
- 2/3 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Place in a small bowl yeast,milk and stir, let stand 5 minutes.
- In a heavy duty electric mixer, using a dough hook, mix together milk and yeast, add sponge starter( from yesterday), water, oil,sugar and flour at low speed until flour is moistened.
- Beat for 3 minutes.
- Add salt and knead for 4 more minutes with dough hook on electric mixer.
- Place this dough into greased oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a towel on top, place in a warm spot until tripled in volume about 2 hours.
- Note: Dough is sticky and full of bubbles, this is normal.
- Cut out two pieces of baking parchment paper.Place on cookie sheet and sprinkle flour all over it .
- Turn dough out onto a well-floured board and cut in half.
- Transfer each half to paper and form irregular ovals like a slipper shape, or you can make pizza's round personal size pan pizza shapes for Ciabatta pizza approx 9 inches in size. Dip fingers in flour and dimple loaves.
- Note: For Alternative, omit dusting with flour, brush with beaten egg whites on top of bread dough and sprinkle herbs on top. I use a blend of oregano, basil, parsley and minced fresh garlic, red pepper flakes on top, a little Parmesan and pepper, all around 1/2 teaspoon, if measuring. I always make one plain and one herb crusted.
- Cover with oil sprayed plastic wrap, a dampened kitchen towel and let rise 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, until almost doubled.
- If you are using a pizza stone pre heat stone for 45 minutes before baking bread. Otherwise use a pizza pan with air holes on the bottom lined with parchment.
- If you have room for both, put the other loaf on another pan, place in oven. 425Â°F or until they're golden brown. Turn off the oven, remove the Ciabatta from the baking sheet, and return them to the oven, leave the oven door open a couple of inches. Allow the Ciabatta to cool completely in the oven; this will give them a very crisp crust.
- Remove to cooling racks.
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|Amount Per Recipe||%DV|
|Recipe Size 657g|
|Calories from Fat 186||11%|
|Total Fat 21.41g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 3.43g||14%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 304.61g||81%|
|Dietary Fiber 10.4g||35%|