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Ciabatta with Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tried & Tested

Ciabatta with tomato, basil and mozzarella

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Utilise your bread maker to prepare the dough for this delicious ciabatta. This is a perfect addition to any picnic.

Key Information

  • Prep:
    Bake:

    Total time:

  • Calories:
    Fat:
  • Serves:4
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the ciabatta

For the filling

  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Sundried tomato paste
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Mozzarella sliced
  • 2 2 Tomato(es) large, sliced
  • 12 12 Basil leaves fresh

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the yeast, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil and water into the bread maker bucket, following the order specified in the manual. Fit the bucket into the bread maker and set the dough programme. Press start.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Oil a baking sheet and sprinkle with flour whilst your dough is in the bread maker.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Once the dough is ready, put it on to a well floured board and cut in half using a floured knife.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Shape each piece of dough to a strip, then pass it from one hand to the other until it is stretched to about 28cm (11inches) long. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with other piece and put well apart on the baking sheet.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Cover with greased cling film and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes until doubled in size.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Preheat the oven to 220ºC (200ºC fan, gas mark 7).

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Sprinkle each ciabatta loaf with a dusting of flour, then bake for 15-18 minutes until golden and crisp underneath. Allow to cool.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Cut the loaf in half and spread with sundried tomato paste. Arrange mozzarella and tomato slices over the ciabatta bread base with the basil leaves. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Sundried tomato paste
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Mozzarella sliced
    • 2 2 Tomato(es) large, sliced
    • 12 12 Basil leaves fresh
  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Sandwich together with the top of the ciabatta loaf and tie together with string. Wrap in greaseproof paper until needed. Slice into 4 ciabatta sandwiches, cutting the string as needed.