Italian Dinner Roll Ciabatta Made Using a Bread Starter

Italian Dinner Roll Ciabatta Made Using a Bread Starter

This method takes a long time, but it's not labor intensive at all, so just take it easy and everything will turn out amazingly delicious. This bread goes well with olive oil.


Ingredients for the first day:
☆Bread flour
80 g
☆Cake flour
50 g
☆Whole wheat flour
20 g
☆Dry yeast
1 g
☆Whey (water)
100 ml
Ingredients for the second day:
★Bread (strong) flour
100 g
★Cake flour
50 g
★Dry yeast
1 g
★Whey (water)
60 ml
Olive oil (you do not need this)
10 g


1. Put all of the first day ingredients (☆) in a sealable container such as Tupperware, and mix well with a single chopstick or a wooden spoon. It'll be sticky, but don't worry.
2. Place the lid on the container (do not seal) and leave it out at room temperature for 24 hours. It'll become bubbly and will have lots of holes.
3. Add the second day ingredients (marked with ★ except for the olive oil) to Step 2 and mix well with a rubber or wooden spatula. Do not knead.
4. Add the olive oil and mix some more. Do not knead.
5. Lightly place the lid on the container (do not seal), and let the dough rise again at room temperature for at least 7 hours.
6. Gently turn the dough out onto a surface that has been well dusted with flour and dust the dough as well. Do not punch out the dough.
7. Cut the dough into four pieces with a dough scraper. Fold each piece into thirds and place on parchment paper. Cover with damp cloth, then with plastic wrap.
8. Let the dough rise for 4-5 hours. Dust the dough with bread flour (unlisted), and spray them with plenty of water.
9. Preheat the oven to 220℃ (preheat the baking sheet at the same time), then lower the temperature to 200℃ and bake for 25-30 minutes.
10. Dip in olive oil mixed with rock salt and herbs and enjoy! Buon appetito!
11. Here, I swapped the water used on the second day with vegetable juice.
12. Use this if you want an easier recipe (Recipe ID: 1290108).

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make ciabatta with the full flavor of wheat...