Ciabatta Rolls

Ciabatta Rolls

  • 30 Minutes Prep12 Hours 40 Minutes Total
  • 12 Servings
  • 170 Calories per Serving
These classic ciabatta rolls are chewy, light and perfect for sandwiches!

Ingredient List

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fast-acting dry yeast
  • 3 1/4 cups warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • 4 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Cornmeal


  1. In small bowl, mix 1/4 teaspoon of the yeast and 1 cup of the warm water. Let stand 10 minutes. In large bowl, stir 1 teaspoon of the yeast-water mixture (discard remaining yeast-water mixture) and 3/4 cup of the water to combine. Add 2 1/4 cups of the flour, and stir with wooden spoon until stiff dough forms. Cover with plastic wrap, and leave at room temperature 8 to 12 hours.
  2. In large bowl, mix 2 1/4 cups of the flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons of the yeast and the salt with whisk to combine. Add 1 1/2 cups of the warm water, and stir to combine. Add to stiff dough, and stir with wooden spoon to combine. Dough will be sticky.
  3. Transfer dough to well-floured surface, and sprinkle top with more flour. Gently knead 1 minute, using dough scraper if needed. Lightly spray clean large bowl with cooking spray. Transfer dough to bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; let rise at room temperature about 3 hours or until doubled.
  4. Transfer dough to well-floured surface; fold over three times like a letter. Divide dough into 12 even pieces. Generously sprinkle clean kitchen towel with flour; transfer dough pieces to towel. Cover with another clean kitchen towel, and let rise 1 hour.
  5. Heat oven to 450°F. Sprinkle cookie sheets lightly with cornmeal. Transfer rolls to cookie sheets. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until baked through and golden brown, switching sheets to opposite racks halfway through bake time. Transfer rolls to cooling rack to cool completely.


  • Ciabatta bread dough is extremely wet and loose. It should be handled as little as possible to achieve larger air pockets within the rolls.
  • Use a baking stone in place of cookie sheets, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 0g 0%, Saturated Fat 0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 400mg 17%, Potassium 55mg 2%, Total Carbohydrate 36g 12%, Dietary Fiber 1g 6%, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 10%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 30%, Riboflavin 15%, Niacin 15%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 20%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 2%, Phosphorus 6%, Magnesium 2%, Zinc 2%, Selenium 25%, Copper 4%, Manganese 15%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 170, Calories from Fat 0, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 5g, Beta-Carotene 0%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 2 1/2, Starch 1 1/2, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 0, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 3oz-eq, Meat & Beans 0oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 0tsp