Ciabatta Bread

  • Yield: 0


3cups white whole-wheat flour
1cup unbleached flour
2cups water (110-115 degrees F.)
1package active dry yeast
1teaspoon salt
1tablespoon raw sugar
Flour for dusting
Canola oil spray


  1. Dissolve yeast into ½ cup of warm water and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix all other ingredients together (include 1½ cups warm water) and then add the yeast mixture. Stir until the mixture becomes a smooth yet sticky dough. Roll into a ball. Spray a clean surface with canola oil spray and knead the ball of dough on it until the dough is smooth, about 5 minutes. Add a small dusting of flour if necessary in kneading.
  3. Spray a medium-sized bowl with canola oil spray and place dough in bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside until dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Empty contents of bowl onto a floured, smooth surface. Cut dough in half and form into two 10 inch loaves. Place loaves on a greased baking sheet, leaving at least 4 inches between them. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray the loaves with water. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Makes 2 loaves.

Recipe courtesy of The Ultimate Cancer-Fighting Cookbook.