52 Breads in 2013 – #13 Ciabatta Bread

Please join me in giving a warm Canadian welcome to “Life without Lemons”.  Originally hailing from the UK and now living in Canada, we are very excited to announce that, Elyse with her fabulous “52  Breads in 2013” will be our weekly guest blogger.  If you are looking for some fabulous bread recipes, drop by each week and see what delicious bread Elyse has baked in her kitchen.

52  Breads in 2013

A life without lemons is like swimming in the nude. You can do it, but it just feels wrong.

A Life Without Lemons is my little blog about food, family and an ongoing love affair with gin and tonic.I am a wife, mother of two lovely (loud, messy, crazy) boys, trained butcher and passionate cook of all things tasty. I moved from rainy England to snowy Canada in 2011 and planned to make friends and influence people with food and gin.

In 2013 I have embarked on a baking mission to make 52 different breads. All of the recipes are from one book- Women’s Institute: Bread. I have no special tools or fancy equipment. Just me, my kitchen and a pre heated oven.

Why not come along for the ride and make some bread……….

“52 Breads in 2013”

#13 Ciabatta Bread {RECIPE}

This is quite the labour of love and yes, this loaf requires you to start the day before but it’s worth the extra effort.  This loaf is crispy on the outside and light and holey on the inside!
We will be eating this sliced and filled with beef meatballs and homemade marinara sauce – yummy!


TIP – I was a little rough with the dough when I was shaping it (trying to get the perfect shape) and I feel that this made it not quite as bubbly inside as the ciabatta I buy.  The next time I make this loaf I  will be much more gentle- I even wrote a note in my book so I don’t forget to be lighter handed!


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