Thermomix Ciabatta Loaf

by Tenina Holder
posted 19 Sep, 2018 (last updated 13 May, 2020)
  • Serves icon
  • Total Time icon
    Total Time
    3hrs 30mins
  • Calories icon

Ciabatta is a long, Italian bread that is airy and light, with a naturally savory flavor and fantastically chewy crust. It can be flavored or plain, so once you nail the basics don't be afraid to experiment with some of your favorite ingredients. You'll need plenty of counter space for this, as the loaves will need to rise at room temperature, but don't let this put you off. The hard work will be well worth it when you have a hot, inviting loaf waiting to be devoured.



  • Dried yeast icon
    Dried yeast
    2 tsp (0.28oz/8g)
  • Water icon
    15.89fl oz/470g (2 cups)
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    17.64oz/500g (about 4⅛ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    2 tsp (0.45oz/13g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    as needed
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Ice icon
    as needed


  1. Add dried yeast and water to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Heat - approx 2 min, 37°C, speed 1
  4. Then add bread flour and sea salt to the dough
  5. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 6
  6. Knead - approx 5 min, dough
  7. Let rest - approx 10 min
  8. Knead - approx 3 min, speed 9
  9. Transfer dough to large mixing bowl
  10. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  11. Cover with plastic wrap until doubled - 2 hr
  12. Line 2 clean baking sheets with parchment paper
  13. Divide dough between 2 baking sheets
  14. Pre-heat oven - 220°C
  15. Shape
  16. Dust with bread flour lightly
  17. Sprinkle with sea salt
  18. Press gently
  19. Cover loosely with kitchen towel and let rise - 1 hr
  20. Bake - 15 min, 220°C
  21. Add ice to the baking sheets
  22. Bake until hollow-sounding when tapped - 10 min, 200°C
  23. Let rest until cool

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