TRADITIONAL CIABATTA BREAD

General Info

Raw weight: 0.500 kg
Baked weight: 0.450 kg
Shelf life: 3 days
Production time: 4 hours
Yield: 24 loaves

Ingredients

BIGA (Mix the day before)

  • 3.000 kg SUPREME Crispy Crust Prepared Mix
  • 0.500 kg SUPREME Continental Rye Prepared Mix
  • 0.045 kg Yeast (Compressed bakers)
  • 3.800 kg Water

Bread dough (Day of baking)

  • 3.250 kg SUPREME Crispy Crust Prepared Mix
  • 0.020 kg Yeast (Compressed bakers)
  • 0.180 kg Olive oil
  • 1.000 kg Water

Recipe Instructions

  1. Dissolve the yeast for the “BIGA” in the water.
  2. Place all ingredients of the “BIGA” into a bucket, and mix until thoroughly blended.
  3. Cover the bucket with a damp cloth to prevent skinning.
  4. Allow the “BIGA” to stand in the bakery for 24 hours. Place the “BIGA” in a warm environment in winter, and a cool environment in summer.
  5. The following morning, place the “Bread dough” ingredients into the mixing machine, and add the “BIGA”.
  6. Mix the dough as per usual to maximise gluten development – 2 min slow & 8 min fast on spiral mixer. NB the dough must be soft, do not add extra flour!
  7. Remove the dough from the mixing machine and place on a floured table.
  8. Scale off dough into 500 g pieces.
  9. Gently spread the dough out onto a sheet, fold the dough in a “Z” formation.
  10. Coat the surface of the dough with cooking oil.
  11. Repeat the folding process 3 times allowing a resting time of 20 minutes between each fold. Coat the surface of the dough with cooking oil after the folding is complete.
  12. After the final fold is complete, liberally coat the dough with flour.
  13. Allow to dry proof in the bakery for a further 90 minutes.
  14. Bake at 180°C for ±30 to 40 minutes using liberal amounts of steam.

Catch the demonstration and more on our Crispy Crust Prepared Mix Baking Module video online.