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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 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

Recipe:

  • 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

Mini Apple Pavlovas

Ingredients for pavlova:

  • 4 egg whites
  • a sprinkle of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • 3/4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Recipe for pavlova:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, crack 4 room temperature eggs. Add a sprinkle of salt and 1/4 tsp vinegar.
  • Beat the egg whites with a mixer until frothy.
  • Continue beating the egg whites and gradually add in the 3/4 cups of sugar, one spoonful at a time.
  • Once the egg whites form a stiff peak but are still a little grainy to the touch, add in 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Turn the mixer back on and add in 1/4 cup confectioner sugar gradually, one spoonful at a time.
  • Beat until you have stiff peaks.
  • Scoop out the egg whites unto the baking sheet into 6 even circles. Use a spoon to create an indent at the top of each mini pavlova to more easily hold the topping later.
  • Place the pavlovas in the 350-degree oven. Once the door is closed, immediately reduce the temperature to 200 degrees.
  • However long you bake these depends a lot on your oven. Since my oven doesn’t retain heat super well, I baked mine for 2 hours and 50 mins.
  • When they are done, turn off the oven and allow them to cool completely while still in the oven.

Topping ingredients:

  • 1 cup of honey or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 green apple
  • Honey to drizzle on top

Topping recipe:

  • Wash and dice a green apple into little pieces.
  • Mix 1/2 cup white sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Coat the diced apples in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Mix the sugary apples into 1 cup of Greek yogurt.

Putting it together:

  • Once the mini pavlovas are finished cooling completely in the oven, spoon the topping into the indents on the tops of the pavlovas.
  • Drizzle with honey.

Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

Chocolate Pretzel Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

-3/4 cups flour

-1/2 tsp cinnamon

-1/8 tsp nutmeg

-3/8 tsp baking soda

-1/4 tsp salt

-1/2 cup unsalted butter

-1/2 cup light brown sugar

-1/4 cup white sugar

-1 egg

-3/4 tsp vanilla

-1 1/2 cups oatmeal

-1 cup chocolate chips

-1 cup pretzel bits

-1 TBS molasses

Recipe:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet.

-Whisk together 3/4 cups flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 3/4 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt.

-In a separate bowl, cream together 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, and 1/4 cup white sugar.

-Into the sugar mixture, blend in 1 egg, 3/4 tsp vanilla, and 1 TBS molasses until it’s all combined and smooth.

-Combine the wet and dry mixture.

-In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups oatmeal, 1 cup chocolate chips, and 1 cup pretzel bits.

-Add the oatmeal, chocolate chips, and pretzel bits to the cookie dough and mix together.

-Chill the cookie dough in the fridge for about 15 mins.

-Scoop the dough into balls and bake at 350 degrees for 11 mins.

-Take the cookies out of the oven and allow them to rest on the cookie sheet for 2-3 mins.

-After 2-3 mins, move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

-Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

-3/4 cup flour

-1/2 tsp cinnamon

-1/8 tsp nutmeg

-3/8 tsp baking soda

-1/4 tsp salt

-1/2 cup unsalted butter

-1/2 cup light brown sugar

-1/4 cup white sugar

-1 egg

-3/4 tsp vanilla

-1 1/2 cups oatmeal

-1 cup chocolate chips

Recipe:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with wax paper.

-Whisk together 3/4 cups flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 3/4 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.

-In a separate bowl, cream together 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, and 1/4 cup white sugar.

-Add 1 egg and 3/4 tsp vanilla to butter mixture and mix very well.

-Combine wet and dry mixture.

-Stir in 1 1/2 cups oatmeal and 1 cup chocolate chips.

-Scoop dough into balls and space out on prepared pan.

-Bake at 350 degrees for 13-14 mins.

Enjoy!!! ❤ 🙂 xoxoxo