This recipe needs advance preparation!
- Dissolve the yeast and the water and place the flour in a bowl.
- Once the yeast has completely dissolved, mix throroughly with the flour.
- Cover the bowl with cling film and leave to ferment overnight.
- If your kitchen is hot, keep it in the fridge, but allow it to come to room temperature before using.
400g of biga
The mixture does seem quite dry, but it will hold together with a little perseverance. It can be left in the fridge for a couple of days longer if you wish.
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