Ciabatta is a fantastic slightly sour Italian bread. You don't have to use a baking stone to cook the bread, but I like to.
Iagree with Graham T very poorly laid out in the recipe stage - 20 Jul 2016
I am at the starter part of the recipe. The only thing I would ask is that the ingredients list is separated into starter and then bread. Just to stop any confusion. I just used the first 4 ingredients for the starter. I hope this is correct. - 16 Jul 2015
This was the best bread I've ever made! I prepared the sponge two days in advance and kept it in the fridge. I cooked it on a pizza stone and basted with water every 5 minutes for a brown, crunchy crust. The parchment did burn a little around the edges while baking, but it was reminiscent of an old Italian bakery. - 14 Jul 2008