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Author Notes: Biga is a premixed dough which is left to mature. When added to bread recipes, it gives the bread a depth of flavour. —woo wei-duan
Makes 300 grams
grams fresh yeast or 2.5 grams (½ teaspoon) dry yeast
100 to 120
milliliters tepid water (depending on the humidity of the weather)
grams 00 flour
- Mix the yeast and the water and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Add the yeast and water to the flour.
- Mix the ingredients together to form a ball.
- Cover the ball and let sit in the refrigerator at least 8 hours or for up to 5 days.