I had never made ciabatta before this, and it is so easy! There was a small snafu with the dough being too runny, but adding a bit of extra flour worked just fine. So, I consider this practically fool-proof. Plus, there is the added bonus of being able to make it ahead, making a pizza night even easier! You could totally make this bread and then turn it into pizza later that night, or the next day. The garlic/butter mixture will definitely keep the bread soft and pillowy.
Today is one of the Fudgelet’s friends’ birthday, and it is also the Friday after my dad’s birthday, so let’s have some Friday love! And for my non-dessert fans out there, I have even included some savory links this time! Hehehe. To be honest, I think what happens with the savory recipes I find is that I end up actually making them and then (hopefully) share them in a blog post of their own. For desserts, I don’t make them as often, so I have more to share and crave. Soon, I have some slow cooker recipes I can share…eventually…when the Fudgelet has a consistent schedule…you know, when he is 18 and in college.
Today is my Dad’s birthday! I have been treating him to desserts each month for a few years now, but unfortunately I have been slacking this past year. It’s been harder than I realized to send treats 1) when I’m a new mom, 2) when I don’t visit home very often now, and 3) when there are snow storms that delay treats you do send. So, I am truly sorry, Dad, and hope to do better this year. It has also been crazy how fast the months have gone by. I’ve been trying to set more of a routine for myself each week so that I can fit in my chores and tasks more easily. I had an old routine pre-Fudgelet, and now I need to make a new one. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes. 😉