Biga instead of sourdough instructions?

If we don’t have starter, is it possible to share instructions to replace with instant yeast - made biga?

  • Posted by: J
  • July 2, 2021
Ciabatta Rolls
Recipe question for: Ciabatta Rolls


Irene September 11, 2022
I have sourdough starter but I am unsure what is meant by 100% hydration. Does that mean ripe/unfed starter? Is a lesser hydration then one which has just been fed? Can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much for the recipe.
Smaug October 10, 2023
It means that the starter contains equal weights of water and flour.
Maurizio L. July 3, 2021
I don't have a suggestion for a biga, I'd have to test! Thanks for the link, Dr Babs 🙂
drbabs July 3, 2021
You’re welcome!
drbabs July 2, 2021
Here’s a recipe that uses a biga to make ciabatta. I think it’s similar to the one in The Bread Baker's Apprentice.
J July 2, 2021
thank you!!!
drbabs July 3, 2021
My pleasure
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