Simple ciabatta recipe – delicious Italian bread as a dinner bread

5 from 2 votes
Simple ciabatta recipe - delicious Italian bread as a dinner bread - best and easy ciabatta recipe for delicious Italian bread as dinner bread with salad, barbecue, pasta or even pure with olive oil,

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Recipe ingredients

  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • 14 g instant yeast
  • 3 EL olive oil
  • 2 TL salt
  • 1 TL sugar
  • 350 ml water (lukewarm)
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The tastiest and easiest ciabatta recipe for best Italian bread as a side dish for dinner. Dinner breads fit perfectly into Italian cuisine and besides focaccia, we love to bite into this soft yeast bread. While we used to quickly buy our ciabatta from the bakery, today we can only bake it ourselves with our best ciabatta recipe. So fresh, so soft and so delicious with just the ingredients we like.

Instructions for the perfect Ciabatta bread recipe for Italian bread

First, mix 550 wheat flour with dry yeast, olive oil, salt, sugar and lukewarm water. I like to use my food processor for this. After about two minutes, a homogeneous dough is formed. Then let this dough rest for at least 50 minutes. For me, I got the best results with two hours of waiting.

Then you can knead olives or walnuts into the dough on a floured work surface. With 500g of flour, I like to divide the dough in half to make two loaves and sometimes intentionally make different sized loaves. Knead the border into an elongated, wide shape and add plenty of flour to the outsides to finish.

To bake, place the loaves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (preferably with holes) and bake at 220 degrees (top and bottom heat) for 20-25 minutes. Then let cool and enjoy while still fresh.

Simple ciabatta recipe - delicious Italian bread as a dinner bread - best and easy ciabatta recipe for delicious Italian bread as dinner bread with salad, barbecue, pasta or even pure with olive oil,

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If you like, you can also refine your ciabatta bread with green or black olives. Nuts, such as walnuts, also taste very good in this soft bread. Especially delicious are also dried tomatoes that have been incorporated into the dough. You can also try different Italian herbs and spices.

This perfect, Italian bread tastes really fresh and delicious. The ciabatta recipe tastes great plain or with green or black olives. Nuts, like walnuts also fit perfectly in terms of taste.

Simple ciabatta recipe - delicious Italian bread as a dinner bread - best and easy ciabatta recipe for delicious Italian bread as dinner bread with salad, barbecue, pasta or even pure with olive oil,

It is perfect as a side dish for dinner, but also pure for dinner, just as you like. We rather often have to control ourselves not to get full from the bread in advance, before the main course comes. But probably this is in our genes, since we all grew up mostly with a lot of bread.

We like to serve olive oil or balsamic oil with coarse sea salt flakes with the finished ciabatta bread. The bread is also perfect with herb butter, regular butter or various spreads. You can use the ciabatta recipe in many ways and even bake it directly with delicious herbs.

Simple ciabatta recipe - delicious Italian bread as a dinner bread - best and easy ciabatta recipe for delicious Italian bread as dinner bread with salad, barbecue, pasta or even pure with olive oil,

Easy basic ciabatta recipe

Sometimes it’s really amazing how few ingredients you need to make a delicious bread. With simple ingredients and a little time for the yeast, you quickly have a light ciabatta recipe baked. It simply tastes best when you bake it yourself. You can’t get Italian bread fresher anywhere.

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Ciabatta as the best Italian bread recipe

Ciabatta recipe is one of the most popular bread recipes from Italian cuisine. Along with the famous focaccia, the ciabatta bread recipe is an absolute classic. We love the tender yet firm crust on the ciabatta and then the super soft bread interior to go with it. It’s really hard to restrain yourself from eating all the bread in one sitting.

Simple ciabatta recipe - delicious Italian bread as a dinner bread - best and easy ciabatta recipe for delicious Italian bread as dinner bread with salad, barbecue, pasta or even pure with olive oil,

Simple ciabatta recipe – delicious Italian bread

5 from 2 votes
Delicious and simple ciabatta recipe as a light fluffy bread with delicious crust. Homemade Italian bread for dinner and salad or barbecue. Fresh and homemade even better than from the bakery with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Waiting Time 50 minutes
Baking time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Breads & Brioches, Pizza & Tarte, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine Italian
Servings 30 slices
Calories 65 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer
  • 1 dough scraper
  • 1 dough cutter
  • 1 baking tray with holes
  • 1 bread baking pan

Ingredients
 

  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • 14 g instant yeast
  • 3 EL olive oil
  • 2 TL salt
  • 1 TL sugar
  • 350 ml water (lukewarm)

Instructions
 

  • Knead flour, yeast, olive oil, salt, sugar and lukewarm water in a food processor to a fluffy dough for about 2 minutes.
    500 g (4 cups) all-purpose flour
    14 g (5 tsp) instant yeast
    3 EL (3 tbsp) olive oil
    2 TL (2 tsp) salt
    1 TL (1 tsp) sugar
    350 ml (1 ½ cups) water
  • Then let the dough rest for at least 50 minutes, optimally 2 hours. Start 50 minutes timer here
  • Now optionally add olives and finely chopped walnuts and cut the dough in half if you want to bake two loaves of the same size.
  • Knead an elongated wide shape, adding plenty of flour to the outsides to finish.
  • Place the loaves on a baking tray lined with baking paper (preferably with holes) and bake at 220 °C for 20-25 minutes. Start 20 minutes timer here
  • Let cool and enjoy still fresh pure, with butter, with olive oil, herb butter or sour cream.

Notes

After cooling, you can also freeze the leftovers very well in a freezer bag and then let them bake fresh again something.
We like the bread pure as well as with walnuts or olives. Try with pleasure also a few additional Italian herbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.05gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.5mgSodium: 37mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bread, olives, yeast bread
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If you do have some ciabatta bread left over after dinner, this ciabatta recipe is also great for freezing. You can then just bake it up again later after defrosting and it tastes really fresh again.

This ciabatta recipe is one of our favorites and is baked again and again. It goes well with many light dishes, especially in the summer. We love the Italian bread with various salads, fish and barbecue evenings.

Nutrition Facts
Simple ciabatta recipe - delicious Italian bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.05g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0.5mg0%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4IU0%
Vitamin C 0.01mg0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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