Ciabatta, baby... that's what I'm talking about. My crumb was pretty good for a first attempt.
Even tho these were the worst written directions I've ever seen (Sorry! Not trying to be a hater they just didn't make sense to me)... this made an awesome bread. I pieced the steps together with the help of this guy. The trick was working with a super wet dough.
Also, I just can't bring myself to make a loaf of all white flour, so this was 30-40% whole wheat. It turned out very pretty.
Just out of the oven...baked at 425* for 25 minutes
We enjoyed it with a (whole wheat) pasta bake which featured a simmered-all-day-bolognese sauce. And a big glass of red wine, of course.
And now I gotta get the hatches battened down.. we're getting that snow from both the South and the Plains. Tomorrow oughta be a looloo for sure.
Stay warm everyone! And remember, when it cold just crank up the oven and bake something!