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My first Ciabatta

chahira daoud's picture
chahira daoud

My first Ciabatta

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chahira daoud's picture
chahira daoud

Sorry for these horrible , huge pics.

What to do now ?, i forgot to compress it before , The happiness of my first attempt made me forget to compress them , sorry for that!!!!

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chahira daoud's picture
chahira daoud

Actually , this is my first time to taste ciabatta , not just make it , I discovered a new technicque , and a very special taste , Thanks to Mark , his helpful video taught me a lot , but my ciabatta dough recipe was more liquid , i fight in me the wish to add more flour , i even poured it to shape the loaves , but folding it using a little of flour helped me a lot.It was the first time for me to use " couche" , it was pannic to me just thinking in touching the loaf after shaping and fermentation , I DID, it was such a horrible feeling , i asked all the family member to leave the kitchen cause i will do something " very dangerous" I emptied the kitchen , Mark video in my head , and did it , using a flat dish , carrying my precious baby on it , to the hot baking sheet.

I thought , with such liquid dough , i will get a flat loaf , it was not .

My husband and my kids liked it veeery much , and fastly we finished it on supper.

To all the freshloavers pros, What do you think about it???

I told you it is my fist time , any comments , critics???You know that very few of people here in Egypt know this kind of bread , even bakers, and you can find it in just one place "Carrefour", it is expensive too , so rare of people who even think to buy it.

I served it with "Labneh" my home made,  fresh olive oil from "Sinai", And " dokka zaatar" from lebanon"Thym + origano+sesame seeds and some other spices and salt" SOOOOO YUMMYYYY.

Thank you all, i learned new things from TFL.

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siuflower's picture
siuflower

Your Ciabatta look wonderful. I have not bake one yet. I think I will try to bake one this week. 

 

siuflower 

Larry Clark's picture
Larry Clark

I also have to fight the wish to add more flour. Keep playing with the ciabatta and you will learn something new every time. When handling very wet doughs, a little water on your fingers works better than flour.

 Larry

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Mini Oven

I bet you made them all the more curious when you chased the family out of the kitchen.  I can just see them trying to peek around the door!  lol  Now you really have them curious what you will do next.  The loaves look great!  Could be a little browner but they came out well!  I don't think any bakery in Kairo could do better!  And your wonderful dip is making me hungry.  I've got bread baking now and the thought of pulling it apart warm and dunking it ....yum!

Mini O

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chahira daoud

Richelle !!!!

did you receive my E.mail???

If not tell me, because i sent one before , and there was a sending failure.

I can write mine here.

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