Ciabatta: the Italian Dinner Roll

Ciabatta: the Italian Dinner Roll

Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside!
Ciabatta are often served as dinner rolls in Italy, where the means "slippers" in Italian. You can use this bread for paninis as well.


☆Bread (strong) flour
100 g
☆All-purpose flour
100 g
4 g
☆Dry yeast
2 g
130 ml
Olive oil
15 ml


1. Combine the ☆ ingredients in a bowl. When they are all combined, drizzle in the olive oil and mix some more.
2. Mix with a rubber spatula until the flour has been well incorporated, then form into a single roll of dough and knead.
3. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size. It might turn out better if you let it rise over a long time in a low-temperature environment. You can use a bread machine up until this point.
4. Punch out the dough after it has risen, then let it rest for 20 minutes.
5. Fold the dough into thirds and form it into a round shape. Use a dough scraper to cut it into four pieces and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Place a tightly wrung out cloth over the dough to keep it from drying, and let them rise for about 60 minutes at room temperature.
7. Use a tea strainer to dust the dough with some bread flour (not listed) and bake in an oven that has been preheated to 200℃ for 5 minutes, then lower the temperature to 180℃ and bake for 10 more minutes.
8. I made paninis with them.
9. Use this recipe if you want a more authentic version! (Recipe ID: 1426525)

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make some dinner rolls...