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Ciabatta made from bread machine dough

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Ciabatta made from bread machine dough

I've made this Ciabatta a couple times now. Very easy with great taste. Crunchy crust with nice holey crumb.  I dumped the dough onto parchment pape sprayed with oil, then sprayed dough with oil, used dough cutter to cut in half.  Spread out into two loaves.  Here's the link to where I found it.

Ciabatta Bread By: Marina: "This very simple recipe can be made in the bread machine using dough cycle. I make it at least 3 times a week."

Original Recipe Yield 2 loaves
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 1/4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

1.Place ingredients into the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle, and Start.
2.Dough will be quite sticky and wet once cycle is completed, resist the temptation to add more flour. Place dough on a lightly floured board, cover with a large bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes.
3.Lightly flour or use parchment lined baking sheets. Divide into 2 pieces, and form each into a 3x14 inch oval. Place loaves on prepared sheets, dimple surface, and lightly flour. Cover, and let rise in a draft free place for approximately 45 minutes.
4.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
5.Dimple dough for a second time, and then place loaves in the oven, positioned on the middle rack. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. During baking, spritz loaves with water every 5 to 10 minutes for a crispier crust.

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Frequent Flyer

I used this recipe in my bread machine to make buns for pulled pork sandwiches.  There are better ways to get a more open crumb, but I like this method  for it's convenience and the crumb is plenty open for BBQ sauce.  I'll make 'em again.  I started with all the liquid, 40% of the flour, and half the yeast in the bread machine pan as a sponge.  After a couple of hours, I plugged the machine in again and added the other ingredients and started the dough cycle. When the dough cycle was complete, I formed a rectangle and cut out 3" x 4" rolls.