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Coccodrillo Ciabatta

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February 20, 2008 - 11:51am -- dvigs24

Here's a picture of my first attempt at "Jason's Quick Coccodrillo Ciabatta Bread

After not having much success with the recipe from BBA, this recipe was a revelation. My previous ciabatta doughs were way underhydrated!
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Submitted by Trishinomaha on

Isn't it fun to have such a wonderful crumb? This looks lovely.



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Submitted by LindyD on

Am definitely going to have to try that recipe. Your crumb looks yummy.

I just pulled two loaves of the BBA ciabatta from the oven and while the bread tastes good, I should have baked it about five minutes longer and hydrated it more. While I did add more water than the recipe called for and added five minutes to the published baking time, it needed more of both.

My first try with ciabatta and I heat with wood so my house is always quite dry. Maybe someday I'll figure out the percentage of hydration I have to add to make up for the very dry air.

Thanks for the link.