Artisan baker Speciality Breads is making it easier for operators to take their alfresco and picnic offering to even greater heights this summer after expanding its newly launched range of frozen doughs to include a trio of ciabatta options – Plain, Sundried Tomato and Olive.

The three new variants can be personalized and cut to specific sizes to suit certain occasions plus come pre-proved for added convenience so they only need to be baked to deliver an authentic, freshly baked ciabatta.

To coincide with the launch, Speciality Breads’ Development Chef Neil Smith explains their versatility and how chefs and operators can utilise them best this summer:

“The summer, picnic and alfresco season is the ideal time for chefs to utilise these flavour-packed classic ciabatta breads to offer their guests something extra special. These new ciabatta doughs are so easy to use and perfect whether used as a different style of burger carrier, for sublime sandwiches, filled with pulled meats or just offered as a freshly baked loaf to accompany summer sides, dips and dishes.

Made using the same high-quality ingredients used in the company’s award winning frozen breads, the ciabatta pre-proved frozen doughs are simple and easy to use and just need to be defrosted at room temperature for 1 hour before being baked in an oven at 200°C for approximately 25-35 minutes.

The new frozen doughs not only guarantee that much-loved Speciality Breads’ flavour and taste, but their versatility enables chefs to stay ahead of the latest trends and can also help them alleviate waste too.

The frozen ciabatta doughs join the baker’s new range of ‘ready to prove’ frozen doughs which were launched earlier this year including white, brown, multigrain, brioche and spiced bun formats.

Speciality Breads

Established in 1996 in Margate, Speciality Breads provides an ever-growing, artisan selection of over 100 freshly frozen breads, which are hand-made by the company’s master bakers using Red Tractor certified British flour. The company distributes its products to a UK-wide network of wholesalers, who in turn supply leading restaurants, pubs, cafés, caterers and hotels throughout the UK.