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Ciabatta Rolls Recipe

Ciabatta Rolls are a combination of a crispy crust and a chewy crumb that is airy, filled with holes! This version can be made in a few hours instead of over the course of a day or two. 
Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Keyword ciabatta rolls
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 195kcal
Author Karli Bitner



  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 tsp active dry or instant yeast
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

Ciabatta Dough

  • biga
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp active dry or instant yeast
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt



  • In the Instant Pot liner*, stir together the ingredients of the Biga. Stir vigorously for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Turn on the Instant Pot to Yogurt LOW, cover with a lid and let the Biga sit for 45 minutes. The Biga should be warm and bubbly at the end of the 45 minutes.

Ciabatta Dough

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the water, yeast and biga. Stir with a silicon spoon to break up the Biga.
  • Add the flour and salt to the bowl, and knead using the dough hook. Start slowly until all of the flour is incorporated. Once all of the flour has been incorporated, bump the speed up to 4-6. The dough will be sticky and thin. At about the 10 minute mark, the dough should hold onto the hook and not stick to the sides of the bowl.
  • Continue mixing for an additional 5 minutes after the dough holds onto the dough hook. The dough will be very smooth and have a shiny appearance. When the mixer stops, the dough will fall down to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Clean out the Instant Pot liner and then spray with non stick spray. Place the dough into a well greased Instant Pot. Place a lid on top. Allow the dough to rise on Yogurt NORMAL* for 30 minutes.
  • Carefully pour the dough out of the Instant Pot and onto a floured counter top.
  • Shape the dough into a long rectangle and use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 12 equal pieces.
  • se your fingers to dimple and shape the rolls into a square.Allow the rolls to rest while the oven preheats to 450° and bake for 20 minutes.
  • use your fingers to dimple and shape the rolls into a square.
  • Allow the rolls to rest while the oven preheats to 450°.
  • Bake for 15-20 mintues or until the rolls are golden brown.
  • For best results, allow the rolls to cool prior to cutting and using for sandwiches.


*If you do not have an Instant Pot, you can do the same thing with a warm oven!! Turn hour oven on to 350 for about 5 minutes, TURN THE OVEN OFF, and then place the Biga or dough in a well greased glass bowl into the warm oven and follow the rest of the instructions. 


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg