Sourdough Ciabattas again
I think ciabattas have been my kryptonite LOL. Mostly the problem has been dough sticking to the couche. I now have a 100% flax linen couche. I used it once previously after seasoning it by rubbing flour into it and then baking baguettes and there was no sticking. With that experience it was time to bake ciabattas again. Using the same recipe but trying out Alan’s shaping as per his youtube video. I needed a bit more flour on the counter but other than that the shaping went well. Oh I did change a couple of things, no IDY was used and I decided to use a 76% hydration starter to match the hydration of the dough. I should have stretched the dough more during transfer from the couche to the peel.