Ciabatta

Ciabatta

Ciabatta, is an Italian white bread made from wheat flour and yeast. The loaf, developed in 1982, is somewhat elongated, broad and flat.

About Ciabatta

Ciabatta (literally slipper bread) is an Italian white bread made from wheat flour and yeast. The loaf is somewhat elongated, broad and flat. Ciabatta is baked in many variations. Ciabatta was developed in 1982. Since the late 1990s it has been popular across Europe, particularly in Spain, the United Kingdom, and in the United States, and is widely used as a sandwich bread. A toasted sandwich made from small loaves of ciabatta is known as a panino (plural panini). Ciabatta was first produced in Liguria, but at least one type of ciabatta can be found in nearly every region of Italy nowadays. The ciabatta from the area encompassing Lake Como has a crisp crust, a somewhat soft, porous texture, and is light to the touch.

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