Ciabatta

This Italian speciality, that originates from the northern Italian province of Lombardy, is crusty and has a marvellously light crumb structure. It is made with olive oil, which gives it a Mediterranean flavour and a soft, delicate texture. In 1982 a small band of dedicated flour experts got together to talk about dough. One of them, Arnoldi Cavallari, a miller in his late forties became especially excited. For years, Rome could only look on in horror as large-scale baguette imports from France threatened to monopolize the lucrative Italian sandwich industry. It was time to hit back with an equally commercially viable product. That’s how Cavallari came up with the Ciabatta Polesano. It was hailed as the bread that saved Italy, and since then it has rocked the sandwich world.

Puratos ingredients to create Ciabatta

O-tentic Durum

Active bakery component based on sourdough. It is characterized by a typical Mediterranean taste profile, and ideal to create authentic artisan breads.

Sapore Adelia

A liquid, living wheat sourdough with origins from France. Specially fermented to deliver a fill bodies lactic profile with creamy notes.

Sapore Fidelio

A deactivated liquid wheat sourdough with strong acidic flavor notes for typical San Francisco sourdough breads.

Softgrain Sweet 5 Grain CL

A clean label presoaked blend of grains and seeds (oat, sunflower seeds, millet, flax seeds, wheat) enrobed with sourdough, sugar and honey.

O-tentic Origin

Active bakery component based on sourdough. It is characterized by a typical fermentation taste profile, and ideal to create authentic artisan breads.

Softgrain Multigrain CL

A clean label presoaked blend of grains and seeds (rye, wheat oat, teff, millet) and flax seeds enrobed with sourdough.

S500 Green A+

A clean label all-purpose improver; providing dough tolerance and volume for all types of bread applications.

S500 Ultra

An all-purpose improver; providing dough tolerance and volume for all types of bread applications.

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CIabatta

An Italian classic