One of the most frequent questions we get asked is “What is the difference between focaccia and ciabatta?”. Although both breads have originated in Italy and are made with similar ingredients, it is important to know that the two are fundamentally different. Here are three differentiating points between focaccia and ciabatta:
• Texture: Focaccia has a lightweight, cake-like consistency that is similar to pizza dough. On the other hand, ciabatta has a dense consistency and a chewy texture.
• Baking: Focaccia is baked as a flatbread, while Ciabatta is baked as loaves.
• Serving: Focaccia is incredibly versatile and can be served as an antipasto, appetizer, table bread or snack. In contrast, ciabatta serves as a delicious sandwich bread.
At Mimi Foods, we created popular formulations of focaccia including: herb, pesto, tomato, focaccia Barese and stuffed focaccia with jalapeno and cheddar cheese. What does your next custom dough creation look like? Tell us more about your next custom dough project at firstname.lastname@example.org