This site is powered by Drupal. Think that this flour must be fermenting 14-16 hours at 14-16 degrees C. If you use a week flour, it will be very degradated after this process. I’m not claiming that Abel is wrong, it just doesn’t compute for me. Thank you very much for bringing this forward on this forum. I've been paralleling you and Abe on this. For 900 grams of flour would be 9 grams of fresh yeast or 3 grams of instant yeast. Michael, I had some success with your method - thank you! bread dough on top of a lightly floured pizza peel or cardboard and gently slide it on top of the hot pizza stone :). Stir the yeast into the hot water and let stand till creamy looking, about 10 min. They also have a different fermentation protocol. Any other ideas? The rest  time  of the biga is commonly from 16 to 18 hours. Then again, it is totally possible that we don't really have a grasp on this beast and it is a learned skill to eke out the true flavor. Dissolve. I am questioning the ability of a 45% hydrated biga that is fermented for 14-16 hr @ 57-60F. How did you score your lovely boule to achieve the open circles? Divide and preshape. 3 Then mix fast for 5 minutes, drop the speed to slow and add the 2nd water. Mix 10 minutes in slow speed. It didn't grow much but sure smelled sour given all that time. As the biga came apart I could see the gluten strands. Shouldn't have jumped the gun and guessed. The biga matures in 14-16 hours at 14-16 degrees celsius (57-60F). This was made with the orange one. I may try it with more whole wheat to see how it comes out. Biga: 360 ml cool water + 8 gr fresh yeast. BUT, this is so highly fermented and Abe's original comment was that a weaker flour would be too deteriorated by the long fermentation. No arguments.). It is also explained with lots of details in his book Farina d'Autore. I chopped up the biga into small pieces, maybe each the size of a ?watchface? I think that Abel calls for something like 16, off the top of my head without checking notes. Lovely loaves and will certainly try your method. The bread was also under proofed with a few rather large holes and the rest of the crumb dense. Would so appreciate that. I knew that the timing wouldn't work for me so I cleared out a few bottles from my wine cooler and put it in there at something like 56-60 degrees. Hi friend. Thank you, Lance! I just cant wait to make this biga & bread! Let rest 30 minutes. I prefer to use a biga when I want to carry a pre-ferment for a long time or when I’m making Italian bread. The consistency and the appearance of Biga, once is mixed, should be this. Italian country bread is made with a biga, a traditional Italian starter which pulls wild yeasts from the air.Breads made with bigas tend to be chewier and they have more complex, savory flavors as a result of the slow fermentation of the wild yeasts involved. I believe I need more practice with the Biga. Remove ads. Anyway, that's just a somewhat educated guess. I sometimes do, http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/54731/lab-calculator. So an alternate version to the bread I made with 99% biga would be this: Biga: 990 strong flour (bread flour or Farina 1, or T80 wheat stoneground flour) + 445 ml water + 3,3 instant yeast or 99 grams of sourdough. 90% biga loaf, as I learned from italian maestro Ezio Marinato. Stir the salt right into the biga mixture, mix in the additional water ( cold or cool not warm ) until it is a thin soupy quality. Unusual simply because I have not experienced it ever. Mix on slow until smooth. Too long ago to remember - checking rule #1 - don't grow old! dough turned out and bulk fermented. Weather is perfect for biga bread :)  I ended up pinching while kneading - I find dan Lepard method of 3 x 10 second kneads over 30 minutes a great way of doing it. I've never looked at a biga this way. Custom folders. Dough made. http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/54556/90-biga-loaf-italian-method#comment-394905, http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/54604/abels-90-biga-baguettes-course. A nice enough final loaf but I was expecting, for the effort, a "better payback". The crumb stays moist for days and the bread slices are flexible and do not fall to bits despite some pretty big holes. Using the paddle attachment mix on low speed until the ingredients form a wet, sticky ball. I made a calculator and posted to it quite some time ago. Now it's good time to make it. Abel, the malt powder you add, is it diastatic malt? 1/4 cup by 1/4 cup add the flour. And now for an intriguing 4th point:    " the gluten is not developed yet, so developes a very special acidity" . You can use this biga method for all kind of hydrations, from regular bread (65% hydration) to italian ciabatta (90% hydration). I substituted 25% of the flour with whole wheat which was a mistake - it took up too much water. After at least a couple of 90% biga bakes how do you rate the flavor and also the resulting strength of the bread dough? (Semolina flour is a much coarser grind and will not work for … Add the water, oil and Italian Biga and mix with a paddle attachment until blended. Dissolved the salt in the water, poured that over the biga then added the whole-wheat flour. Yeast in Biga is usuallly 1% of the flour (fresh yeast or 0,3% if it's instant yeast). How does that work? of all the commercial-yeasted doughs. You just have to create some wet flour threads. The secret is in the biga, which you start the day before. For some reason I believed I would need all sorts of tools, machines, and special ingredients like “malt” to make it happen but then Flavia (my cousin in Tuscany) shared her basic bread recipe with me. Mix 1 minute at slow speed, just until you get wet flour threads. Yes. I made this CIabatta bread, with 80% biga. Tripling should be measured. Depends on how strong your flour is. Hi! This second step will take you around 5-6 minutes in high speed. But I am having a difficult time coming to grips with the SD version of the biga fermentation times considering the the perscentage of pre-fermented flour considering the temperature and time. Yes indeed. This helps the water absortion. Place dough in a bowl, greased with olive oil, cover and let rise doubled about 2 hours. Do you reckon you could use a standard starter fed only white flour at 50% hydration for a few 1:2 (starter:flour) feeds? Slice the loaf using a serrated bread knife and serve with extra virgin olive oil, cured meats, olives, and cheeses. Using the dough hook, mix on low speed until blended. See here:http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/54731/lab-calculator. When I made the Biga I probably made it too quickly and didn't give it a chance to hydrate. Punch dough down and knead it into a flat oval. Maybe that was a mistake. The mixer turned it into a super sticky gloop but the slap and folds helped. I think it's very difficult to get the biga at the right consistency - not enough mixing and you end up with dry crusty lumps and free flour, too much and you start to get a cohesive mass rather than shreds. Is there any reason why you cant decide to have bread made with say 20 -30% this biga? … This recipe for Rustic Italian Bread is pure and simple. The smell of it is amazing. In most of the books it's not well explained. I am always three or four years behind where the bread world is at.... Can someone tell me, please, how this bread tastes and what the texture is like when made with instant yeast?? I have shared this wheneven someone talks/asks about biga in this forum. I have many knives for scoring bread. Suggestions welcome! but I'll take a shot at it. Link in another recipe. I've done sourdough biga two or three times. I am fortunate to have an adjustable retarder, so the temperature can be accurately controlled. The everything is removed and the weight of the water needed to reach the high level mark is subtracted by the weight of the water that was added over the top of the starter. For my purposes this would be great to know. Refer to Abel's picture toward the top of this thread for what the dough should look like when you stop mixing. This means when you mix the dough, 90% of the flour is already prefermented. You can use a weaker flour for the remaing part of flour in the recipe (spelt flour, ancient grains flour, multicereal flour, etc). But specifically with regards to lievito madre, i.e. Hydration in biga is 45% to 47% of the flour. After I had added the water, salt  and remaining whole wheat flower in the morning I found the dough to be very wet and sloppy. This is the best Italian bread ever! It certainly has some chew so don't expect the lightness of crumb that, for instance, a good fresh yeasted baguette would provide. Once the biga has risen air bubbles on the surface, add both flours, biga, yeast, 1st water and salt to a mixing bowl and mix slowly until long gluten strands are visible, typically 8-12 minutes. The starter is known as biga, pronounced bee-ga. No new dry, cake or wild yeast is added, just a cup or so of yesterday's biga. e.g. Figuring that I already committed so much whole wheat I thought why not and added more - 1/2 of the 100g today. View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc. I usually use a poolish so the biga method is different to me and sounds intriguing. Pan Bigio (from Carol Field’s The Italian Baker) Biga (makes 2 ⅓ C, 585 gr) ¼ tsp dry yeast Question: what negative effects can I expect from the premature gluten development. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IzCbv97Tn8. The crust is strange almost plasticky and I'm not sure it's worth all the extra effort. I tried the SD biga version a couple of times and never had success - I think dough degradation once and maybe poor rise the next, so I went back to good old CY, which makes a very flavoursome loaf in this recipe. For some odd reason the dough in one banneton seemed to rise a bit better than the other and that bread ended up in the dutch oven and gave a decent rise. I don't bake too often anymore so I keep my starter refrigerated, feed weekly and make it very active by feeding  3 or 4 times the day before I want to use it. https://web.archive.org/web/20180318043748/http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/54556/90-biga-loaf-italian-method. Although effectively in real terms that is more than 3 times since the madre is about 1.2 g/ml in density. OTOH, I like my bakes on the darker side. Next time I think I'll add some ripe levain to the main dough instead of the idy and see if that improves matters. So 10 to 12 hours before you want the bread, mix the 1 tsp. 2 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour. Biga contains litlle water so it doesn't arrive to be a dough. I want to try it again with dried yeast I'm just a bit reluctant and I'm not sure if I have the strength at the moment. It also provide four ways to prepare biga. Add 800 gr of strong flour. Is the 90g SD version as tried and tested as the commercial yeast (3g) version? When the slurry became too difficult and the dough started creeping up the paddle, I added  more water, a little at a time. Find recipes for your diet. Poolish is a fairly wet sponge (typically made with a one-part-flour-to-one-part-water ratio by weight), while biga is usually drier. then slash tops and place into a preheated 450 oven for 20 minutes or done. So-for those who made this-was it a "bread flour" type crumb or more tender? Place a pan of water on the bottom of the oven. Then I divided the dough and placed it in bannetons. Then just leave it in a vertical container, covered with a kitchen towel, leaving a little open, so Biga can breathe all night long. Is the levain version using a 100% hydration levain? Can I just use some sweetner in its place? I had a teacher that once told me there are two flavours and aromas which are unmistakable: sourdough and biga. After an hour's rest I baked the loaves one in a dutch oven, the other in a cloche. I did use the kitchen aid mixer, until the dough go too thick. Everything was looking good, but the end result was a big disappointment, with poor oven spring and a tight dry crumb. Yes, you need to add water slowly. However, here is another SD biga recipe you can peruse, from Italian maestro Ezio Marinato. Lowest speed. I love the texture, taste and depth of aroma that come from this bread and the dough can be used to make many other fantastic breads as well. Nice bake and thanks for the tutorial. Wow what a loaf! Oh. Biga is a starter, almost similar to sourdough but not quite.The bread has a flavorful, yeasty beery quality. I tried it with with yeast and mixer. For 990 grams of flour would be 9,9 grams of fresh yeast or 3,3 instant yeast. My entire house was full of aroma. But once you get to the toast phase of the bread, it will be delightful! The density of a given starter in ml will be helpful for me. Get detailed nutrition information, including item-by-item nutrition insights, so you can see where the calories, carbs, fat, sodium and more come from. add in biga chopped up into small pieces and mix until incorporated - around 15 - 20 mins on slow! I may have to operate by faith. I let it rest, tried to shape, etc etc.. I had 2 takeaways  from the information on making a biga- 1. biga is relatively dry (40-48%)  2. ambient temp  (60F) for 12 hrs or more is critical. Thank you for the correction. Can anyone break this process down again, the process to make a successful Biga like this without lumps? If you are working with great quantity of dough (3-4 kilo or so) maybe you mix 2-3 minutes. Let stand until yeast has … Mutantspace likes it and had success with yeast so that's also an option. Turn out to a floured surface and knead dough, adding additional flour if necessary to make a smooth dry dough. Italian bread dough is typically wetter than other doughs because it uses more liquid (water or milk) and fat (butter or olive oil). I used 60ml SD starter in the Biga as I was going for a 24hr ferment and added 0.2% idy to the main dough, hydrated as in my previous post. However I have always fermented biga at room temperature or in the fridge. Final dough: All the biga + 10 grams flour + the rest of water we want + 20 gr salt. then stretch them into longer baguette shapes and place them in a baguette baking tray if you have it. You are right, it's just a technique I need to learn. The add a known amount of water on top, marking that high water mark on the glass. Why is it important? Italian flours, like fairly common in the US, Caputo's chef's 00 often do no absorb water all that well. What is the baking temperature? Place the warm water in a small bowl, and sprinkle the yeast over the top. I make it using a stand mixer, and an upside down cast iron skillet as a baking stone. They may not be addressing your issue so directly, but may point you in the right direction. I used a mixer with the paddle attachment as suggested. dough @ 50% hydration. Thanks for the lesson in biga! I then left it for about 40 hours at 15 because of other plans. Then make the bread. 1/2 cup durum flour, (durum flour is finely milled and marketed as “extra-fancy” pasta flour or “farina grade). The crumb is less open but the flavor is always great!. There is nothing wrong with the flavor, but for a long long retard of the majority of the dough, I was anticipating a better payback. next time I think I’ll add water in to biga leave to hydrate Then knead as biga needs to soften up - make life easier - you’ll find it ferments quickly- lovely spring off it. 1:1 @ 50% hydration, 4hrs @ 28C. Well, I tried this one but I did not end up baking it. The bread makes great toast too! This biga should be seeded with a lievito madre that has seen one or two refreshes after standard storage. At 16C I would expect one generation time to be about 4hrs. I've gotten better flavour in other sourdough I've done. Knead, intensively, by hand for 10 minutes. (Semolina flour is a much coarser grind and will not work for … Ultimately shaping wasn't an option so I put it in a basket as best I could and after a while baked seam side up. The regular standard for sponge is 20% to 40%. You just need the ingredients, a bowl and a fork along with an oven to bake in. If using a biga is the difference between good bread and great bread I am a total convert and will make sure I’ve always got some handy! When the gluten net is made, then pour the 1/3 of the remaining water, litlle by litlle. I used 58 grams of (hungry)sourdough because that is what I could spare while still leaving enough in the jar to feed for future doughs. Content posted by community members is their own. i can’t make mine exactly like the recipe. When you make sponge, it also grows (2 or 3 times in volume). Add flour. I have followed Abel's recipe to produce what I think is one of my best looking bakes for some time. People mix up water flour yeast in all kinds of proportions in the bread world and call it biga. I was quite intrigued by Abel's description and picture and I have usually found his recipes easy to follow. Bake the one large loaf 10 to 15 minutes longer. Must say it was a tad difficult to not over knead when making it. When ever I have made a bread with biga it is chewier and has a thicker crust that a comparable bread made with poolish or no preferment. You also could shape the breads in one large round loaf instead of 2 baguettes. So is this a particularly chewy bread? Once the ingredients were fully incorporated, I then proceeded to hand mix the dough in my usual way - French Folds. Everything that I could tell you about this is already included in the write-ups. You didn't have to add more yeast in the final dough? (However I accept recipes that just work because I accept that there is a big element of art to cooking and baking. North American flours are stronger than those in many other parts of the world. Place the baked Italian Peasant Bread onto a cooling rack and cool completely to room temperature before cutting. What makes Ken Forkish is not a biga, or it's not the real one. Used DO at 450F. Crust and crumb were good and nice taste. Try this Italian Country Bread with Biga recipe, or contribute your own. As a result, several features will be disabled. In both cases the loaves had remained very soft and floppy, and I had trouble inverting the bannetons and placing the loaves in their respective vessels. 6.25*2^4. Anyway the Biga grew I would guess about 10% by volume. Just create some threads of wet flour. Another thing that makes the Biga so special is the dosis. Did you increase the time because you thought the biga could use more fermentation? Temperature now in kitchens is the ideal for biga fermentation (14 to 16C). Use the paddle instead of the hook. The other one, in the cloche, remained rather flat without nice oven spring. Therefore a longer retard. Looks great. You can understand it can be be confusing for someone like me. Simple. In a large bowl mix flour, yeast and salt. But I think I'll leave it for a day or two and have some then. Ha, I noticed that straight after and corrected yet you are still too fast.. How did you calculate the starter density? As far as the 22 hours. But it's important not overmixing. I shouldn't have used guess work (as above). This is very important since its fermentation capacity is different to that of a typical 100% hydration starter. It just shows how you can't always predict the end result even though you think you are following good baking practise! Let rest for 20 minutes. And remember that the biga will be hard to incorporate, so make sure it is chopped up into small walnuts before placing in the mixer. I would imagine the 10 degree rise in temperature could make quite a bit of difference in the fermentation. This is because you require a big quantity of proteines to survive after a 14-16 period of fermentation. How did you determine 1.2 g/ml in density? If so, no need to add it. It's time consuming, but overall easy and definitely worth the trouble! 200g dough rises to fill 600 cm3 of space. It's interesting. Add the biga pieces, mashed potatoes, and 12 to 13 1/2 oz. dough was a bit sticky to handle, difficult to score and spread a bit, but had fantastic oven spring. Biga: 900 grams of bread flour + 405 ml water + 3 grams of instant yeast or 90 gr sourdough. Its stands to reason a 'dry' biga and long ambient temperature fermentation could produce a very unusual flavor. The best tags are ones that the general public finds useful -- e.g., Simple, Vegan, Chocolate, Easy, Advance, etc. Thank God. Water in mililiters equals grams og weight. Biga and poolish are terms for pre-ferments used in Italian and French baking, respectively, for sponges made with domestic baker’s yeast. As I was incorporating it all I thought it was all going south. When I made the Biga it ended up growing in volume, I followed the formula, time and temp. Using the peel. If you cannot be sure that you will be able to keep this temperature, specially in summer or spring, you can use some salt to control the fermentation during the biga process. Disolve the yeast in water. I really would like to tackle this unique bread. Assisted by an occasional squeeze of the hand. And when you say "bread flour", do you mean what the U.S. refers to as bread flour? In traditional bread bakeries in rural Italy, bread for a new day is started with a bit of unsalted starter taken from yesterday's bread making. The old saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" applies here. This Italian Biga method is new to me so hopefully I'm doing it correctly. Biga is essentially a portion of the dough that will be used in the main bread recipe that you are using; it is just aged a little bit first. Without knowing the nature of your starter it is difficult to advise. I have measured, plus I have documentation that infers this. It was full of hard lumps that I would not be able to overcome without a mixer. Measure all of the water out but leave a Tablespoon or 2 in the measuring cup. Next time I try this I'm putting in all the water and using a potato masher :), I think cutting up biga and slowly hydrating is the way to go as for aroma of biga I got a lovely one having said all that this is a good hands off process for slow bread that produces a good loaf - i added some whole spelt and wholemeal which added a lot of flavour to biga - I do same for ciabatta - a slightly more hydrated biga with a little rye and wholemeal - family love it so will keep going. Add unlimited recipes. The standard refresh ratio is 1:1.1:2 is used if it too strong or soured. With an autolyse but then couldn't get rid of the lumps so I too was afraid this would happen again. From Reinhart: In Italy nearly every pre-ferment, including wild yeast or sourdough, is called a biga. Should I compensate so the biga crumble maintains some dry flour as seen in your picture. Maybe I missed it but I kind find such a comment. Italian Country Bread with Biga 1 ts Yeast 2 c Bread flour 1 1/8 c Warm water Biga (above ) 1/4 c Water 1 1/2 ts Salt 1 1/4 c Bread flour Biga: Dough: Biga is a starter, almost similar to sourdough but not quite.The bread has a flavorful, yeasty beery quality. That's all. I suggest you also to try the sourdough biga method. When you make biga bread, one of the common items is how do I incorporate the remaining water in the biga. You can see the results in my blog post. Increase speed to medium and mix for about 7 more minutes, or until the dough is smooth. The best approach is to make the biga last thing at night and bake in the morning. posted by Ilya on the ciabatta Community Bake a short while ago. 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