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About the bake

Break from the norm and try this wonderful Italian bread. Delicious freshly baked.

40Total Time
20Prep Time
20Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Put the flour, sugar, salt and yeast into a bowl. Mix to a soft dough with the oil and water.

  2. Step 2:

    Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3:

    Divide the dough into two pieces. Stretch each piece into a rough circle about this size of a dinner plate and then fold like an envelope to give the traditional ciabatta shape.

  4. Step 4:

    Place the loaves on a greased baking tray and leave covered with a tea towel until slightly risen. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6).

  5. Step 5:

    Dust liberally with flour and bake in an oven for 15-20 minutes until well risen and puffy.

  6. Step 6:

    Leave on a wire rack to cool.


    • 50g Very strong white bread flour
    • 450g Allinson's Strong white bread flour
    • 2 tsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar
    • 1.5 tsp Salt
    • 1.25 tsp Easy bake yeast
    • 4 tbsp Olive oil
    • 285ml Warm water

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