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ciabatta

ci·a·bat·ta

 (chə-bä′tə)
n.
A porous bread with a crispy crust, baked in a flattish, usually oblong loaf.

[Italian ciabatta, slipper, worn-out shoe, ciabatta (from the loaf's shape); akin to Old French chavate, savate, old slipper, and Portuguese sapato and Spanish zapato, shoe, of unknown origin.]
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ciabatta

(tʃəˈbætə)
n
(Cookery) a type of open-textured bread made with olive oil
[C20: from Italian, literally: slipper]
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ciabatta

[tʃəˈbætə] nciabatta f
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ciabatta

nCiabatta nt
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Slice the ciabattas in half, divide the sauce between the halves and spread to the edges.
The menu is quite relaxed and is mainly focused on lighter bites such as hot ciabattas and baguettes, as well as a specials board, rather than heavy main meals.
The menu contains all the usual lunchtime favourites from jacket potatoes and ciabattas to toasties and freshly-made sandwiches.
GUESTS at the upmarket Hotel Des Baines on Venice Lido must have choked on their ciabattas when guttermouth Charley Uchea turned up.
Consumer tastes are becoming more sophisticated, so products that were once perceived as a luxury have now become the every day norm, such as ciabattas, continental pastries and viennoiserie items.
Seaside towns should sell ciabattas as well as chips, swop tacky gift shops for continental markets and open art galleries at night instead of just pubs and clubs.
The speciality selection includes Ciabattas, Foccacias, Mini French Petit Pains, Mini Bouchons and a selection of wholemeal offerings.
Heat half the oil in a griddle pan/ barbecue and place the ciabattas on top and press down well.
The machine, specially modified to suit the customer's specific requirements, is being used to screen a range of small rolls and ciabattas.
a little olive oil; two ready-to-bake half-sized ciabattas, split lengthways; 4tbsp fresh pesto; 12 x 340g jar roasted pimientos (sweet red peppers), drained; 12 x 260g jar Italian grilled aubergines, drained; 150g mozzarella, drained and sliced
Ciabattas and rolls have been created with new ingredients whose flavours and textures are designed to go well with the premium sandwich fillings.