Yesterday I made my very first Ciabatta. What an awesome experience. I LOVVE hard breads, crusty breads and always been fascinated with these. I still don't have a baking stone, but I did buy a baking silicon mat, so I used that instead. It worked wonderfully!
So here's my attempt at baking the Ciabatta.
Here's a pic of the dough resting just before getting ready to be put in the oven.
This is a pic of freshly baked loaves which just came out of the oven.
These are pics of the cut bread. Taste was absolutely wonderful, Notice the crust, large air bubbles on the top. Hopefully the next time the air bubbles will be more evenly distributed.