Thursday, August 13, 2009

The hole (short) story



Those of us doing the Slow & Steady version of the BBA Challenge (watch for a round-up on Nancy's blog) are up to Ciabatta,


which is one that I've really been looking forward to since I love using it for sandwiches as well as just eating plain, and I'm pretty happy with how mine turned out (especially since I had to improvise a couche--bought half a yard of linen at JoAnn's which worked great),


which I attribute in part to all my experience dealing with the wet, sticky doughs from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day; I'll definitely be making this one again since I want to try the biga version (I did the poolish version this time) and since I want to make sandwich rolls as well as see if I can get more holes, though I was happy to find some bigger ones in one of the loaves.


Yes, it's another 1-sentence post. =)

14 comments:

  1. Love your bread (and isn't it funny how finding a hole or three in the middle of the loaf can make it that much more wonderful)!!

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  2. Your ciabatta looks so great. I don't think you need more holes, I think there are plenty! You need some bread in there! LOL. It looks just perfect inside and out!

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  3. Your bread looks absolutely perfect!!

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  4. Great looking ciabatta! Wonderful holes.

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  5. That looks simply fantastic - perfect for dipping into some garlic flavored olive oil.

    I've missed so many posts on your blog - but everything looks wonderful!

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  6. I haven't made bread in so long and yours just looks soooo delicious. Can I have a slice for my breakfast this morning? :) Holes only make it better!

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  7. Your ciabatta looks perfect! I'm in awe of all of your holes!

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  8. Your holes look perfect!! I can't handle all of the ciabatta posts from you guys. Each time I see one I get motivated to make this gorgeous bread but then it never seems to happen :)

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  9. Your loaves look so professional! And I agree about JoAnn's for baking fabric substitutes - very cost-effective :)

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  10. You really made a professional hole...ciabatta ! Bravissima !!

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  11. Your ciabatta looks fantastic. And it has HOLES!!!!!

    Great job.

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  12. This absolutely looks like professional baking... wow.

    I'm jealous.

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  13. I am so impressed by the holes - I'm still trying to achieve that. Great job.

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