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suzyr

Ciabatta

This is in reference to Chef Reinhart's Ciabatta with Biga.  I think what helped me was to re-read the directions time and time again. And to watch different videos. I feel it was successful...thank you Chef.

 

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Sjadad

Suzyr - your ciabatta look great!  It can be tricky working with  such a high hydration dough, but it looks like you handled it just fine.   You achieved nicely shaped loaves and a good, open crumb. Congratulations.

Sjadad

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suzyr

Thank you for the kind comments, these simple country breads and be so hard. 

Thanks again,

Suzy

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dabrownman

Those loaves are everything I would want in a Cibatta.  Now I want a nice kosher dill pickle and some goat chese to go with them :-)

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suzyr

They were good, my dad loves to toast them. I saw your pickles!  Done my share of pickle making.  Your breads are beautiful..

Thank you

Suzy

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isand66

Your Ciabata looks great!

I just made some the other day and adapted a recipe for Sourdough Ciabatta I found on TFL to the method used in Peter Reinhart's Artisan Bread Everyday.

You can check out my post here if interested: http://mookielovesbread.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/sourdough-ciabatta/

Mine ended up a bit mishapen since I didn't use a couche like you and didn't put enough flour on my work surface.  Tasted pretty good though.

Anyway, yours look perfect.

Ian

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suzyr

Ian,

You have a great blog!  Your cats are goregous!  I love my cat, always had a cat or multiple cats!   Your Jeiwsh Rye is really nice wow I can just taste it.  Ciabatta is so good, no normal shape to it.  There is a bakery here in KC that puts this smoke cheddar in it. This bakery though is like something out of a French film...Thank you and Happy Baking!

Suzy

 

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isand66

Suzy,

Thanks for the kind words.  that bakery you mentioned sounds awesome!

Im glad enjoyed my blog.

Regards

Ian

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suzyr

http://www.fervere.com/

 

Happy Baking!

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Yerffej

Beautiful bakery.

Jeff

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Yerffej

"...I feel it was successful..."

I would most definitely agree,

Jeff

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isand66

Suzy,  I sea what you mean.  I will have to try making a cheese version one day.