Ciabatta Bread Recipe

18 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 94% would make again

Ready in 2 hours

Found in response to a request for a bread machine recipe for Ciabatta Bread. I love this stuff. It is one of the best breads I make!

"Wonderful results! A bit scary getting there. Dough is VERY sticky and wet, but I didn't add to it. I had to make blobs for loaves, and dimpling didn't really happen (it was more like sticking my fingers in and stuff sticking to them), but they were GREAT! We sliced it, and turned it over, brushed w/ oil, put spices on it and toasted it. Wonderful. I'll make it every week."


1 1/2 cups Water
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 1/4 cups Flour; (4.06 cups of spelt)
1 1/2 teaspoons Yeast

Original recipe makes 20 Servings



Place ingredients into the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle, and Start. Dough will be quite sticky and wet once cycle is completed, resist the temptation to add more flour. Place dough on a lightly floured board, cover with a large bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes. Lightly flour or use parchment lined baking sheets. Divide into 2 pieces, and form each into a 13x14 inch oval. Place loaves on prepared sheets, dimple surface, and lightly flour. Cover, and let rise in a draft free place for approximately 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degres F. Dimple dough for a second time, and then place loaves in the oven, positioned on the middle rack. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. During baking, spritz loaves with water every 5 to 10 minutes for a crispier crust.

Verified by stevemur
Alert editor   



Calories Per Serving: 138 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on Ciabatta Bread Recipe

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Add my review

Loved it but I think there was a mistake somewhere in my process: I got good flavor and consistency but no rise. My dough cycle of my machine is 1.5 hrs. The dough was sticky and very wet/liquid at the end so really hard to manage. After the 1.5 hrs let it rest first for 15 minutes in a bowl, then spread it out on two loafs for 45 minutes, covered and then to the oven for 25-30. What could have gone wrong? Thanks you in advance to whoever gives me a clue... loved the recipe and want to make it again.
marialuna78 3d 21h ago

new-cook-h0i3 1w ago

I have made this recipe easily 5-10 times, I love how versatile how it is and how easy and delicious it is. I make smaller breads and freeze the leftovers.
jenni1965 1m ago

Making this recipe for the 2nd time and we LOVE it! It's great for making regular toast or 'skillet toast'. I am going to try making croutons with it as well. Thank you for a great, easy bread machine recipe. :)
Loliekay 4m ago

Amazing recipe I've made it twice and look forward to making it over and over
jenni1965 6m ago

Use your fingertips like the tines of a fork to dimple the dough before letting it rise. You'll have nice holey bread :) Also, make sure you wet your hands before handling the dough to minimize sticky dough issues. This bread was really, really yummy. I will make it again!
christinespanglerclark 1y ago of most favorite recipes ever! Easy and sooooooo tasty!
Heather_Luna 1y ago

Simply awesome. A great stand alone bread or add cheese, cranberries. Possibilities are endless.
tanker15677 1y ago

Delicious! Everyone in my home loved it!
JessiKat17 2y ago

My oven runs hot so I would bake this at 375 for 20-25 minutes, and I only used 3 C flour. Maybe 425 would work with yours. I let it rise about 1 hour, it was quite nicely crusty without misting. That being said, this is one of my favorites, and very simple and rustic.
rh1037b 3y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free