Paul Hollywood's ciabatta


Ciabatta dough is extremely wet, so difficult to make by hand, but if you have a freestanding mixer it's simple. Don't be tempted to add more flour or rush the prove as it will spoil the the texture of the finished loaf.

Equipment and preparation: for this recipe you will need a freestanding mixer with a dough hook attachment and a 3 litre/5¼pint square plastic container with a lid.