Ciabatta

Makes 2 loaves
Ingredients
For sponge
½ teaspoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm water (105°-115°F)
1⁄3 cup room-temperature water
1 cup bread flour
For bread
½ teaspoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm milk (105°-115°F)
2⁄3 cups room-temperature water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups bread flour
1½ teaspoons salt
Directions
Make sponge
In a small bowl stir together yeast and warm water and let stand 5 minutes, or until [...]

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Dark Whole Wheat

Makes 2 regular sized loaves

Ingredients
2 packages (1 1/2 tablespoons) active dry yeast
Pinch of sugar
1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
2 cups water
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounce bittersweet dark chocolate
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
3 cups medium rye flour
3 cups unbleached, all-purpose or bread flour
1 cup bran
2 tablespoons caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon [...]

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