A small batch bread recipe using one cup of flour!
Here are the ingredients you'll need to make this mini ciabatta
Flour | Water | Salt Yeast | Olive Oil
Mix flour, salt, and instant yeast together in a bowl.
Add water and olive oil and mix to form a wet, sticky dough. Cover and rest for 20 minutes.
Use damp hands to gather the dough in a ball. Cover and rest. The dough will rest for 1 hour today with folds every 20 minutes.
First, use damp hands to stretch the dough out, then fold it down over center of the dough. Rotate the bowl and repeat 3 more times.
Then, use a damp hand to scoop the dough up. Slap it down on the side of the bowl closest to you, then fold it away from you. Rotate the bowl and repeat 3 more times. Cover and rest 20 minutes.
Second Set of Folds Four stretch and folds followed by four flap and folds.
Cover and rest 20 minutes.
Third Set of Folds Four stretch and folds followed by four flap and folds. The dough will feel much smoother and stronger at this point.
This time, cover and rest for 30 minutes.
Dust the top of the dough with flour, then turn it out onto a floured surface.
You can bake one loaf or divide it into two long skinny loaves or four dinner rolls.
Cover the dough and let it rest. Then use a bench scraper to invert it onto a sheet pan.
Bake at 450°F for 20-22 minutes until puffy and browned. It will be hard when it comes out but will soften as it cools.