For some reason my main go-to for bread baking, Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Bread doesn't have a method for Ciabatta so I pulled this one off of Epicurious last week. And, wow, did I make some killer bread!!
It does call for a sponge, which you can whip together the night before (I did while getting dinner ready on Thursday)
Then the next day just mix the sponge up with the rest of the ingredients
and you get a pretty sticky mess of dough
after a while though, after rising, shaping and rising again, you get this:
Isn't that wonderful?