Enjoy this homemade loaf of ciabatta as a sandwich with mozzarella, basil, tomato and …, or simply ripped into pieces and dipped in olive oil and good-quality balsamic vinegar.
By Paul Hollywood
Great with a bowl of soup, as a chunky sandwich or, best of all, lightly toasted with some butter and jam.
Start with bread that stands on its own: focaccia, ciabatta or a whole grain baguette, for example. Avoid light, airy bread such as sourdough. It doesn’t grill as well and may become flattened and dry.
While panino indicates any kind of sandwich regardless of the bread used (whether slices or a bun), a toasted sandwich made from small loaves of ciabatta is known as panini (plural of panino) outside Italy.
Wild yeast bread
Weed ’em & Reap
: dough doubles in 5-6 hours
punch the dough down
: let it rise for 2-3 hours in the bread mold
in oven at 325 F for 30-40 min. Internal temperature: should be 180 F (use a thermometer)
dough is also useful for: cinnamon rolls; pizza
The Sourdough Project
Rob Dunn Lab & North Carolina State University
Italian focaccia bread
a great recipe to start a meal with
focaccia dough is similar to pizza dough, but is given more of a chance to rise.
Because it’s somewhere between a traditional bread and a pizza crust, it’s ideal for soaking up your favorite infused oils, making this an ideal appetizer or party snack.
Without the seasoning, this bread can also be used as a base for pizza, or even as sandwich bread.