I love these ciabatta rolls because they just taste like freshly baked from the bakery, without the typical gluten-free taste. Crusty airy ciabatta bread is perfect for dipping in a good olive oil. Or serve with a steaming bowl of your favorite soup.
Italian ciabatta is a type of bread that originated in Italy and is known for its rustic, chewy texture and open crumb. The crust of ciabatta is also distinctive, with a dark, crispy exterior that contrasts with the soft, airy interior. The name ciabatta means “slipper” in Italian, and the bread is so named because of its shape, which is similar to a slipper.
Ciabatta is a versatile bread that can be used in a variety of dishes. It is delicious on its own, either plain or toasted, but it is also a great bread for sandwiches and panini. The open crumb of ciabatta makes it perfect for soaking up sauces and spreads, and it is also a great bread for dipping in olive oil or balsamic vinegar.
Overall, Italian ciabatta is a delicious and versatile bread that is a favorite around the world. Its rustic texture and flavor make it the perfect bread for any occasion.
Baking tools and kitchen utensils
If you’re looking to start baking bread at home, there are a few essential basic baking tools that you’ll need to get started. First and foremost, you’ll need a large mixing bowl, a scale, a dough scraper, a bread knife, and a baking sheet. *I like to use reusable reusable baking mats. They come in all different sizes. You can find them here on Amazon (#ad).
A stand mixer or a hand mixer with dough hooks can also be helpful. I just love my Artisan stand mixer from KitchenAid and can’t do without, buy here (#ad) on Amazon.
Besides, you may also want to invest in a bread proofing basket, a digital thermometer, measuring cups and spoons and a bread lame for scoring the dough. With these basic tools, you’ll be well on your way to baking delicious homemade bread.
Notes on ingredients, substitutions and measurements for this gluten-free Italian ciabatta recipe
For this recipe I used, and recommend, Schär Bread Mix B but you could also use another similar high quality gluten-free flour blend like:
- King Arthur Measure for Measure Flour Blend
- gfJules gluten-free flour
- Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 baking flour
Other high quality gluten-free flour blends should work well in this to so try your favorite and let me know in the comments how it turned out!
Love baking gluten-free bread?
On Gluten-free-Kitchen you can find a number of very tasty recipes! How about these:
If you’ve tried this ciabatta recipe, let us know in the comments down below how you liked it!
January 6, 2022 at 03:19
What can be substituted to make this dairy-free?
January 11, 2022 at 14:31
you could use a plant-based yogurt, for example soy, coconut or almond yogurt.
Substitute 1 to 1. Enjoy!
June 10, 2022 at 03:34
They didn’t rise and I’m not sure what went wrong. I measured everything
July 5, 2022 at 09:10
Hey Chelsae, thanks for your comment. What kind of yeast did you use? You could try fresh yeast as an alternative. I’d recommend using 21 g of fresh yeast with luke-warm water to dissolve the yeast.
February 12, 2023 at 07:54
Very tasty bread! Crispy outside and soft and well baked inside. I made it in the oven with steam. Very fast cooking. Thank you for recipe!
March 13, 2023 at 09:46
Hi Tamara, that’s great! 🙂
February 24, 2023 at 18:45
Have you tried this with bobs red mill or cup4cup flour?
March 13, 2023 at 09:46
Hello Trae! I’ve used Schär Mix B Bread flour for this recipe. Let me know if you tried bobs red mill or cup4cup flour! 🙂