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.
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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