Italian Ciabatta
945 mins (prep 15, cooking 930)
7 ingredients
2 servings
This recipe produces an extremely light, air pocket-riddled loaf, wonderful for dunking in soup or splitting lengthwise, to make a sandwich. The bread begins with an overnight biga (starter), which improves both this simple loaf’s texture, and its taste.. The use of a biga will also increase the loaf’s shelf life. I found this recipe on King Arthur Flour's site while researching baking with poolish and biga (starters). Time includes prefermentation and rise. NOTE: I experimented and baked one loaf (the one on the right in photo) as directed and the other (loaf on the left) I baked it covered in a Romanetopf Clay Pot. Flavor was very similar but definitely preferred the crust of the loaf that was baked in the clay pot.

Categories:  low-cholesterol , european , italian , low-sat.-fat , healthy , breads , low-in... , yeast-breads ,
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Serving Size (172.25 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 140.28 Calories from Fat 133.11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.79g 45.51%
Saturated Fat 2.04g 20.42%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1750.35mg 145.86%
Total Carbohydrate 2.46g 1.64%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 2.46 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 5.69mg% Iron 0.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unbleached all-purpose flour, instant yeast, instant yeast, unbleached all-purpose flour, nonfat dry milk powder