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Experimenting with ciabatta recipe and NYT method

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Experimenting with ciabatta recipe and NYT method

This is Floyd's ciabatta recipe, I halved the yeast, the salt and did a fridge ferment of 12 hours. I then let it come to room temp (76F in kitchen), folded once, covered it with cornmeal and baked as per the NYT method. 

The crumb is quite dense but holey like a crumpet. The top aqnd bottom crust are chewy. This would make an excellent bread to serve withr soup, or salad . It is probably wonderful toasted...just like a crumpet...

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 This is a side view of the "crumpet bread"

 

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Sure looks excellent bean.  You kind of prove a point that just about any recipe can be baked in a covered crock.  If the formula is sweet or contains milk, just adjust the temperature accordingly.  The covered crock will always do it's job.   Nice product BEANO