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Ciabatta – sourdough based

Crusty and special bread application based on sourdough, using Florapan® Starter Cultures and Lal^Ferm® NO1.

Ciabatta is a crusty, white bread, best eaten fresh. Ciabatta means slipper in Italian because the loaf is made in the shape of a slipper. Exceptionally light with a moist, airy interior and a crisp crust dusted with flour. Perfect as an accompaniment to soups and salads or dunked in olive oil.

Information provided is only standard guidelines. Calculations are approximate; the proposed recipes and directions might need to be adjusted to suite other ingredients brands, equipment and bakery’s conditions.

Our Technical Support Team can help you customize the dosage for your own formulation.

Ingredients

Name lbs. oz % (bakers percent) kg
SOURDOUGH
Wheat Flour 550 or T55 1.3 6 0.6
Wheat Flour 1050 or T105 1.3 6 0.6
Florapan® Starter Culture* 0.0026 0.012 0.0012 (1.2 gram)
Water 2.6 12 1.2
DOUGH
Wheat flour 550 or T55 22.0 100 10
Rye flour 1150 or T115 2.4 11 1.1
SOURDOUGH 4.85 22 2.2
Water 17.6 80 8.0
Salt 0.49 2.2 0.22
Lal^Ferm® NO1 0.49 2.2 0.22
Bread improver TBD TBD
Olive oil 0.49 2.2 0.22

Instructions

*Select Florapan® Starter Culture based on desired taste & aroma profile

Preparation SOURDOUGH:

  • Mix Florapan® Starter Culture with the water and flour
  • Sourdough fermentation 77 – 86°F / 25 – 30°C, 18 – 24 hours

Note: Florapan® Starter Culture L77 requires a shorter fermentation of 5 – 8 hours

Preparation DOUGH :

  • Mix the dough for 10 minutes on slow speed with 80% of the water amount, and 4 minutes on second speed with the last 20% of the water
  • Desired dough temperature 81 – 86°F / 27 – 30°C
  • Add the olive oil to the dough
  • Bulk fermentation 2×40 minutes (turn and fold in between)
  • Scale desired weight
  • Dough rest for 5 – 20 minutes
  • Mold
  • 0 – 20 minutes final proof  at 93 82°F / 34°C, 80% RH
  • Bake 20 – 25 min at 450°F / 230°C, with steam

 

* Local food regulations should always be consulted with respect to specific applications and necessary declarations. Legislation may vary from country to country.