As an avid bread maker, I experimented with various bread recipes during the pandemic. Today I tried a brand new recipe generated by artificial intelligence (AI) using OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model.

Here’s the prompt I gave to ChatGPT:

“I have flour, yeast, salt, olive oil, and water. Please give me a no-knead ciabatta bread recipe that will make a tasty loaf with a crunchy crust.”

After a couple of follow-up prompts (change to make it without a dutch oven, etc.), ChatGPT delivered a simple recipe for me to follow.

I mixed the dry and wet ingredients together with a spatula, forming a sticky dough that rested overnight. No kneading required!

After letting the dough rise for 12 hours, I preheated my oven this morning and placed a shallow baking dish with water on the bottom rack. I dusted my work surface with flour, turned out the risen dough, shaped it, and transferred it onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

After baking for 30 minutes, my AI-inspired ciabatta bread emerged with a golden, crispy crust. I let it cool on a wire rack before slicing, and the result was a beautiful-looking and delicious loaf of bread.

The verdict? Using an AI-inspired recipe allowed me to experiment with ingredients I had on hand and produce a delicious, artisanal loaf of ciabatta bread with minimal effort.