[New York]: Ciabatta recipe (from Rose Beranbaum, modified for the lazy)
Combine 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1/16 teaspoon instant yeast, 1/4 cup room temperature water. Stir and let sit for 6 hours or, in the fridge, up to 3 days.
Add: 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup water.
Mix in electric mixer (or just stir with a wooden spoon) until it forms a wet glutinous ball (eventually it should mostly hold together, though it will be way too sticky to knead), maybe 10 minutes.
Oil and let rise 2 hours.
Coat your countertop with flour. dump dough onto countertop and stretch into a rectangle/oval maybe 10" x 8". put more flour on top. Gently push your fingers into the dough and scrunch the dough towards itself somewhat, which will create wrinkles on the bottom of the dough and dimples on the top.
Move dough carefully to baking sheet (dusted with flour) and let rise another 1.5-2 hours.
Bake at 475 for 5 min, then turn down to 450 for another 20 minutes or until lightly browned.