How to ACTUALLY Make Ciabatta

I scoured the internet for a good ciabatta recipe, but couldn’t find one that worked. I just wanted it to look the same as Paul Hollywood’s. So, I figured it out all on my lonesome. Below is the best recipe I could come up with.


  • 1tsp yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • olive oil (just enough to brush over the loaves once they go in the oven)
  • a spray bottle full of water
  • a whole lot of patience and time

Recipe Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking dish with parchment paper
  • Add 1tsp yeast, 1tsp salt, and 1 cup of lukewarm water to a bowl
  • Stir until the yeast dissolves and the mixture smells yeasty
  • Add 2 cups of flour to the wet mixture and stir until just combined
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place on top of the preheated oven to proof for a total of 2 hours
  • Uncover the dough every 30 mins and fold it over itself for 8 folds; do this a total of 3 times within the 2 hours of proofing, and make sure to cover with the plastic wrap after each set of folding
  • After the full 2 hours of proofing and folding, tip the bowl over and let the dough gently fall unto a heavily floured surface
  • Separate the dough into 4 even pieces
  • Gently stretch each piece of dough into a rectangle and then roll it in on itself, being careful to maintain air bubbles
  • Shape the four pieces of dough into squares (use a lot of flour so it doesn’t stick to your hands)
  • Cover with a cloth and let proof for a final 45 mins
  • After the final proofing, transfer the dough to the lined baking dish
  • Lightly brush the dough with olive oil
  • Place the loaves in the 450 degree F oven and immediately spritz with water before closing, so as to create steam
  • Bake for 20 mins
  • After 20 mins, open the oven and spritz again with water
  • Bake an additional 10 mins
  • Remove from the oven and tap the bottom of the bread to make sure it’s done
  • Allow to cool
  • Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

Maple Cookies Recipe


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream together 1 stick softened unsalted butter with 1 cup of light brown sugar. Then mix in 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 egg until smooth.
  • Add in 1/2 cup maple syrup to the mixture and mix until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp baking soda.
  • Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and combine until smooth.
  • Chill the dough for about 30 mins.
  • Scoop the dough into balls on the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 mins.
  • Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.

Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars


  • 3/4 cups softened butter
  • 3/4 cups peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 4 TBS cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a pan.
  • In a bowl, cream together 3/4 cups softened butter, 2/4 cups peanut butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 4 TBS cocoa powder, and 2 tsp water.
  • Beat in 2 eggs and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla into the mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups oatmeal, 3/4 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Gradually mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake at 325 degrees for 18-22 mins.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

Cherry Chocolate Brownies: A Recipe


-2 cups of light brown sugar

-3/4 cups flour

-2/3 cups cocoa powder

-1/2 cup chocolate chips

-3/4 tsp salt

-2 eggs

-1/2 cup melted butter

-2 TBS water

-1/2 tsp vanilla

-1/2 cup cherry pie filling


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a pan.

-In a bowl, combine 2 cups light brown sugar, 3/4 cups flour, 2/3 cups cocoa powder, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and 3/4 tsp salt. It’s easier to combine if you sift the flour and cocoa powder.

-In another bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 TBS water, and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Make sure the melted butter is cool before you mix it.

-Combine the wet and dry ingredients.

-Add 1/2 cup cherry pie filling to the brownie mixture and stir well.

-Pour the mixture in a greased pan and smooth it flat. Tap the bottom of the pan on the counter to make sure there are no air bubbles.

-Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 mins, or until a knife comes out of the mixture clean. The more moisture in the cherry pie filling, the longer you will have to bake it for.

-Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

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