Ciabatta for Grilled Sandwiches

Ciabatta for Grilled Sandwiches

Duration: 3 hours

Number of students: 3-5

Tickets: $55 per person

“Breadmaking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.”
― M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition

This Italian bread is the reason I rediscovered grilled sandwiches and very often now start my day with one for breakfast. While high-quality stuffing ingredients — cheese, meats, vegetables, and sauces are essential — for me, the bread alone makes the difference. Easy to bite and chew, with thin and light crust, ciabatta is perfect for grilling. Making at home is easy. It doesn’t require special ingredients, skills, or equipment. You need some bread flour, yeast, water, baking stone, and a hot oven. We’ll make it step-by-step together, and you’ll see you can effortlessly incorporate making this delicious bread into your life.

Covered Topics

  • About bread flour
  • The science of gluten, how to make it stronger or weaker
  • How to make high hydration dough
  • How to shape and bake ciabatta
  • How to grill sandwiches

Grilled sandwiches ideas:

  • ciabatta + fresh mozarella + prosciutto + tomatoes + arugula
  • ciabatta + Thank You! sauce + fresh mozarella + applewood smoked ham + caramelized pineapple
  • ciabatta + brie + crispy bacon + smoked plums + thyme
  • ciabatta + fresh goat cheese + pickled beets + arugula
  • ciabatta + feta + grilled eggplant + grilled bell peppers + olives and capers + basil
  • ciabatta + smoked gouda + fresh figs + thyme

Drinks. If you’d like to enjoy your pies with your favorite drinks, you are welcome to bring your own. Still water, hot coffee, and tea will be available.

Appearance. We will eat collectively cooked food. Please make sure your nails are well groomed and clean. If you have long hair, tie it back or cover it. Have comfortable clothes and shoes. I’ll provide you with an apron.

Please, let me know if you have any food or kitchen chemicals allergies.

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