In this episode, Chef Maria Goretti transports you to the bylanes of Italy as she demonstrates how to make Ciabana, a thick Italian bread made from white flour. Sit back and enjoy the recipe.
Ciabata Recipe by Chef Maria Goretti

- Italian


- 2

Cooking Time

-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15-17 Min


  • For Ciabata: 500 gm refined flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 ml water
  • 10 gm activated yeast
  • 100 gm semolina
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Ciabata: In a bowl add refined flour, olive oil, warm water, salt, the activated yeast mix it and prepare a dough.
  2. 2

    Add oil in a tray and let the dough prove with a covered piece of cloth for 30 - 40 minutes.
  3. 3

    On the table top add semolina, flour, place the dough.
  4. 4

    Add some semolina and flour again on the dough and divide the dough into four parts.
  5. 5

    Place the dough on a baking tray and let it rest for 10 - 15 minutes.
  6. 6

    Bake the dough in a preheated oven at 200' C for 20 minutes.
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Maria Goretti


Maria Goretti dons many hats – TV anchor, model, dancer, chef and an award-winning author. She kickstarted her career as a VJ and toured with musicians around the world, while audiences came to love her as a warm and friendly face on TV. In 2011, she pursued her passion for baking and cleared a Cordon Bleu certificate course in food and baking at the Tante Marie School of Cookery, UK, run by Gordon Ramsay, with top honours. Soon after, she dabbled with writing and published a cookbook ‘From My Kitchen To Yours’ that was recognised as the best television chef book in English by a popular chef at the Gourmand World Cookbook in 2017. With television being one of her foremost passions, she has hosted several food shows that explore the intricacies of cooking. On Living Foodz, Maria’s show ‘I Love Cooking’ garnered high praise, and more recently ‘I Want To Bake Free’ is dedicated to those who love breads, cakes, cookies, savouries and everything else in the universe of baking.

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