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Homemade No-Knead Ciabatta Bread l SimplyScratch.com

Homemade No-Knead Ciabatta Bread

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This Homemade No-Knead Ciabatta Bread recipe is as simple as throwing a few staple ingredients together and letting time work its magic. It yields a loaf that has a crispy exterior, soft, spongy and airy interior that's just begging for butter. 1 loaf equals about 10 servings.
Course Breads & Baked Goods
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword bread, ciabatta, fresh baked, from scratch, homemade, loaf
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Additional Time 18 hrs
Total Time 18 hrs 35 mins
Servings 10 servings
Calories 203
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal


  • DAY BEFORE: In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and yeast. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour in the water and use a rubber spatula to mix the ingredients until combined. Cover with aluminum foil and leave on your counter at room temperature for 18 hours.
  • DAY OF: Brush a rimmed, metal baking sheet with olive oil, sprinkle with cornmeal and set off to the side.
  • Next spray or wipe your work surface with water before placing a large piece of plastic wrap down. This will help the plastic stick to your counter and not budge while you work with the ciabatta dough. Sprinkle with some flour, be sure that flour is covering the entire surface of the plastic, otherwise the dough will stick.
  • Use a spatula to scrap the dough down along the sides of the bowl and onto the floured plastic wrap. Next, with floured fingers, press and shape the dough into a long flat loaf. Next, use the plastic wrap and flip it over onto the prepared pan. Then sprinkle a little extra flour over top of the ciabatta loaf and cover with a kitchen towel or flour sack towel for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 425°. Move the oven rack to the lower third position. Once preheated, slide the sheet pan into your oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the crust is a deep golden color.
  • Remove and let cool slightly, until safe to handle, before slicing and smothering with butter.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg