Loaf 21

Easy Ciabatta (****)

Not a sourdough this time. Looking for something as soft as possible. So went with the Easy Ciabatta (Menu 12) program overnight on timer. I took a hunch on tweaking some of the quantities in the hope of making the loaf softer but it didn’t make much difference. In fact if anything it made it crustier.

  • 500g strong white flour (M&S organic)
  • 40g EVOO (recipe states 3tbsp)
  • squeeze (quite a big one) of syrup
  • 5g salt
  • 340g water (up from 310g in recipe)
  • 1tsp dried yeast

overnight on the timer on menu 12.

Turned out fine. More crusty than expected, and after all the sourdough loaves to go suddenly to an all white non-sourdough was a bit bland.

Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits