I use a ciabatta
loaf or roll, torn into chunks, tossed in oil and then dotted all over the stew.
The sandwich is served with fresh leaf lettuce and tomato on freshly baked ciabatta
bread with mayonnaise and available for $5.
Halloumi panzanella salad Serves 4 Ingredients 1 large red onion, halved and finely sliced 4 tbsp red wine vinegar 800g/1lb 12oz ripe vine tomatoes, cut into irregular chunks 290g jar red and yellow roasted peppers, drained and roughly chopped 1 ciabatta
loaf (about 270g), cut into 2cm chunks 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 250g block halloumi, cut into 8 thick slices small pack basil, leaves picked Method 1 Put the red onion in a large bowl and mix with the vinegar and a pinch of salt.
3 Remove the crusts from the ciabatta
, then cut into 2cm pieces.
INGREDIENTS: Chicken fillet, sliced across into thinner fillets, splash of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic clove, mixed herbs, salt and pepper, thinly sliced chorizo (approx six slices), rocket or any mixed leaf you prefer, walnuts (or pistachios, pecans, roasted pine nuts), thinly sliced apple, stilton or any blue cheese, drizzle of french dressing (preferably home made), thinly sliced ciabatta
bread, garlic oil.
CRUNCHY CHRISTMAS CROSTINI (MAKES 24) INGREDIENTS 1 ready-to-bake ciabatta
loaf 1tbsp olive oil About 225g Stilton 1/2 a jar (290g) of beetroot pickle, or other pickle or chutney A handful of celery leaves, taken from the middle of a head of celery METHOD PREHEAT the oven to 200degC/ Gas Mark 6/Fan 180degC.
incidentally means ''slipper'' in Italian because its slightly rounded rectangular shape looks likes a soft slipper.
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I sampled the ciabatta
, focaccia, cinnamon roll and German sourdough roll slathered with butter and was impressed with all of them but particularly partial to the soft and flavourful ciabatta
Readers will be able to choose one starter from a mouth-watering selection including: Bruschetta Pomodoro - chargrilled ciabatta
with vine ripened tomatoes, basil and extra virgin olive oil; Tricolore - buffalo mozzarella, vine ripened tomatoes and avocado with fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil; Gamberoni - sauteed king prawns with garlic, white wine, red chilli butter and parsley, served with ciabatta
, or Antipasto platter of Italian flavours.
Score: 3/5 BREAD WINNER CIABATTA
Rolls (two), 80p, Asda Verdict: Light and airy and perfect for slicing, sharing and dipping.
Another day, I got a Caribbean Chicken Delight on Ciabatta
( ` 90), but I must confess, I wasn't terribly impressed, so the next time I went back to familiar territory -- Croissant Paprika Salami -- and found that it was as good as ever.