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Kitchen Hack: One-Minute Bread

Kitchen Hack: One-Minute Bread
Oven-fresh bread is one of life’s simple joys. Ciabatta, a crisp-crusted Italian bread with hints of sourdough and loads of crannies longing for butter, is one of the easiest breads to make at home. Why are we talking about baking bread on Lifehack? Because kitchen hacks aren’t just impressive, they often have very tasty results! In this instance, I’m going to show you how to make ciabatta with less than one minute of prep time. How is that possible? You may have heard of “no-knead” bread before. I wanted something very, very simple that delivered great results in 60 seconds of prep time or less. For your ciabatta you’ll need: 4 cups of all-purpose flour (do NOT pack the flour into the measuring cup)2 cups of warm water1 teaspoon of salt1/4 teaspoon of granulated yeast (or equivalent) For the gorgeous readers needing metric equivalents of this recipe, Toon left a comment with the following conversion: Have everything handy? 1. 2. Add flour and salt to your bowl of yeasty water. 3. 4. 5.

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