I have posted before about the book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and how it is one of my FAVORITE cookbooks. It's easy, versatile and absolutely delicious! Combine that with Allrecipe.com's Turkey Avocado Panini and you have yourself an amazing sandwich that makes you forget all about your day filled with sneezing, coughing, snot nose kids:) Enjoy!!
Ciabatta Bread- Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
3 C. Lukewarm water
1 1/2 Tbl. Granulated yeast (1 1/2 packets)
1 1/2 Tbl Salt
6 1/2 C. Unsifted, unbleached all-purpose white flour
Mix water, yeast and salt in a 5 quart bowl, or a lidded plastic food container (I use my 5 quart Rubbermaid container that has a lid). Mix in the flour, (I usually use my hands to get it all mixed together). Do not knead! Place lid on top, but do not press the lid on completely, let it sit on top. Let rise for two hours. When ready to use dough, cut off a 1 lb piece of dough (I used a bit more, being that I was using it to make sandwiches) using wet hands. For Ciabatta bread, sprinkle stone with flour and place dough on top. Let sit for 20 minutes. bake at 450 for 20 minutes. Make sure to have a pan of boiling water underneath the pan of bread, makes the crust nice and crispy:) Sprinkle a bit of flour on top of dough, bake and enjoy!
With the extra dough in your container, keep in the fridge. Never place the lid on airtight. I usually go through three loaves of bread with one batch of dough. It's so nice to be able to have fresh bread without all the work! Always let bread "rest" for 20 minutes before baking.
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