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The BEST Way To Keep & Reheat Ciabatta

Is your ciabatta going stale in the space of hours, not days?
Maybe you’ve recently developed a ciabatta-habit but can’t quite get the bread to keep at its best for long?
In this recipe, I share my tried and tested methods for keeping ciabatta fresh for as long as possible (fluffy, crunchy ciabatta a few days after baking, anyone?).
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 person
Calories 229 kcal



  • 1 portion ciabatta
  • 1 sprinkle water


Storing Ciabatta Bread

  • For short-term storage (2-3 days), keep your ciabatta at room temperature.
  • Store the ciabatta wrapped in aluminum foil in a cool, dark place.
  • If you have a bread basket, you can put the ciabatta uncovered in there. For longer-term storage, you should freeze the ciabatta.
  • To freeze ciabatta bread, wait until at least five hours after baking, then wrap the loaf tightly in plastic wrap and put it in a freezer bag.
  • Freeze for up to three months. If you want sliced ciabatta, slice the loaf before freezing. Slices will last for up to a month in the freezer.

Reheating Ciabatta

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Run the loaf’s crust under the tap, or simply sprinkle it with a decent amount of water. Avoid wetting any cut edges.
  • Cover any cut edges with aluminum foil.
  • Place the bread on a wire rack in the oven.
  • Heat the bread for 5-10 minutes, or until it’s soft and spongey.


Serving: 100gCalories: 229kcal
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