Ciabatta Bread

Courtesy of Lemon Ninja’s Mommy

2 packets yeast
3-4  Tablespoons organic sugar
1/2 cup organic expeller pressed canola oil
2 cups of warm filtered water
6 cups non GMO white spelt flour, or your preferred grain of flour

  1. Mix yeast, sugar, water and oil in a large bowl.  Let stand for about 10 minutes in a warm place.
  2. Add flour, and stir til incorporated and smooth.  When working with spelt it is important not to overwork the dough.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.  Let rise until doubled.
  4. Place parchment paper on two large baking sheets.  Sprinkle a handful of flour on surface of dough, then take half of the dough and stretch it into a flat rectangular or oblong shape, about 1 or 2 inches thick.  Do the same on the other baking sheet with remaining dough.
  5. Let rise for 20 minutes in a warm spot.  Preheat oven to 385 degrees.
  6. Bake at 385 for 20 minutes, or until nicely golden.
  7. Cool on wire rack.

Notes: Makes 2 loaves, and works great for ciabatta dressing.