Why didn't I try this easy recipe before? My inspiration came from seeing Paul Hollywood on TV demonstrating this technical challenge from The Great British Bake Off. He made it look easy enough, but with his skills, he makes everything look easy.
This is one occasion when you need a mixer with a dough hook, the mixture is so sticky I'd loose patience if I tried to make it by hand. If you don't have a mixer with a dough hook, but haven't used your bread machine for ages, let the dough setting do all the hard work for you.
I'm not in possession of a square plastic container to rise the dough, mine is deep and oblong, it was still okay and sometimes you just have to compromise. After all, Paul Hollywood isn't about to knock on my front door any time soon to make sure I use a square container.
The dough is really easy to work with and I was more than a bit chuffed with my baked loaves of ciabatta, they don't have to look bakery perfect, but hubby thought I'd bought them!
|Fresh from the oven|
I hope you too will have a go at this challenge!
Back soon with some fab product reviews........including making soup to go with my bread.....