Sunday, December 12, 2010
Mellow Bakers: Ciabatta with Poolish (December)
My first December bread for the Mellow Bakers is ciabatta. We have three choices: ciabatta with poolish, ciabatta with biga, and ciabatta with olive oil and wheat germ. Based on the recommendation of Natashya, who baked all three, I decided to try the poolish version.
We are buried under 17 inches of snow, so there's not much to do but bake. And what better than bread to go with a warm bowl of soup?
The recipe was easy, although (as usual) my bread did not need to bake for as long as specified in the recipe.
We loved this beautifully-holed, perfect-tasting ciabatta.