Italian Biga Starter Recipe 435

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BIGA



Biga image

A biga, or 'starter', adds flavor and extra leavening power to bread dough.

Provided by THYCOOK

Categories     Bread     Yeast Bread Recipes     Sourdough Bread Recipes

Time P1DT20m

Yield 5

Number Of Ingredients 4

¾ teaspoon active dry yeast
½ cup warm water
3 ½ cups unbleached bread flour
1 ¼ cups cold water

Steps:

  • Place the warm water in a small bowl, and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let stand until yeast has dissolved and is foamy, about 15 minutes.
  • Measure flour into a large bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in the yeast mixture and cold water. Use a sturdy spoon to mix it together until sticky and difficult to stir, but nevertheless thoroughly combined. Cover and allow to ferment for 24 hours in the refrigerator before using.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. To use, rinse a measuring cup in cool water, scoop out the amount of starter needed, and bring to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 348 calories, Carbohydrate 69.8 g, Fat 1.6 g, Fiber 2.4 g, Protein 11.7 g, SaturatedFat 0.2 g, Sodium 4.7 mg, Sugar 0.3 g

ITALIAN BIGA - STARTER RECIPE - (4.3/5)



Italian Biga - Starter Recipe - (4.3/5) image

Provided by á-25087

Number Of Ingredients 4

1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/4 cup (2 ounces/ 60 grams) warm water
3/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons (7 ounces/ 200 grams) water, preferably bottled spring water, at room temperature
2 1/3 cups (11.6 ounces / 330 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour

Steps:

  • Stir the yeast into the warm water and let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining water and then the flour, 1 cup at a time. If mixing by hand, stir with a wooden spoon for 3 to 4 minutes. If mixing with a stand mixer, beat with the paddle at the lowest speed for 2 minutes. If mixing with a food processor, mix just until a sticky dough forms. Transfer the biga to a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise at a cool room temperature for 6 to 24 hours. When ready, the starter will be triple its original volume and still be wet and sticky. (The bakers I admire most advise 10 to 11 hours for the first rise, but others are very happy with the 24 hours it takes for dough to truly become yesterday's dough. If you like sour bread, allow your biga to rest for 24 to 48 hours, or you might even stretch it to 72 hours.) Cover and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use. (If refrigerating the biga, use within 5 days. If freezing the biga, let it rest at room temperature for about 3 hours until it is bubbly and active again.) When needed, scoop out the desired amount of biga for your recipe and proceed.

SOURDOUGH BIGA FOR ITALIAN BREAD



Sourdough Biga for Italian Bread image

Make this biga with your sourdough starter for a terrific sourdough Italian bread. Start this the afternoon before you'll be baking the bread.

Provided by ghostlyvision

Categories     Sourdough Breads

Time 12h10m

Yield 1 biga, 1 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 3

1/2 cup sourdough starter
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup unbleached white flour

Steps:

  • In medium bowl pour starter and warm water, mix until smooth. Add flour and beat until smooth, about 3 minutes, it will be quite stiff.
  • Oil a large, deep bowl, scrape biga into it, cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise for 12 - 18 hours, it will likely rise up and then fall back in on itself.
  • Use as directed for the biga in your favorite Italian bread recipe or in the Chewy Italian Bread recipe #176167.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 455, Fat 1.2, SaturatedFat 0.2, Sodium 3.7, Carbohydrate 95.4, Fiber 3.4, Sugar 0.3, Protein 12.9

BIGA



Biga image

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 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. Of course, since the concentration of yeast cells is lower than in a packet or more of purchased yeast, the bread takes longer to rise. It simply takes longer for the yeast cells to multiply to the point that enough CO2 is released to raise the bread. But the slow rise contributes to the very well developed, distinctive flavor of these country loaves. Plus you can go away to work or whatever for the day and come back to bake it later on. You can cut the recipe in half easily. Recipe by Geri Guidetti of the Ark Institute.

Provided by Chef Kate

Categories     Yeast Breads

Time 15m

Yield 4 cups

Number Of Ingredients 4

1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups water, at room temperature
3 3/4 cups unbleached flour

Steps:

  • Sprinkle yeast onto the 1/4 cup warm water and let stand approximately 10 minutes until creamy.
  • Add rest of water, stir.
  • Add flour, one cup at a time and stir.
  • Mix with wooden spoon for approximately.
  • 4 minutes.
  • Oil a bowl three times as large as the mixture's volume and scrape dough into that bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 8-24 hours in a cool room or until triple in volume.
  • The longer it sits, the more character it develops.
  • If you let it go too long, it will take on sour overtones similar to sourdough starter as a result of the acidic by-products of yeast metabolism.
  • If the room is cool enough--60-65 deg.
  • F, 24 hours will yield a nice, mellow-flavored biga.
  • You only need your first biga to get started.
  • Then it is simply a matter of making bread at least once a week or so if you have refrigeration to keep the biga alive.
  • If you don't have refrigeration, you would want to make bread every day and save a portion of the new dough you make each day as a starter for tomorrow's bread.
  • Just take that portion BEFORE you add salt to the new bread dough.
  • In this case, you would keep tomorrow's starter at room temperature.
  • Use as you would a sourdough starter.
  • For a rough guide, use approximately one cup of biga for a bread recipe calling for 7-8 cups of flour.

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Top Asked Questions

How do you make a biga starter?
A biga, or 'starter', adds flavor and extra leavening power to bread dough. Place the warm water in a small bowl, and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let stand until yeast has dissolved and is foamy, about 15 minutes. Measure flour into a large bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in the yeast mixture and cold water.
How do you make Biga dough?
To make the Biga – In a large bowl add the water and yeast, let sit five minutes then stir to combine. Add the flour and stir just until the flour has absorbed all the water. Do not form a dough. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel, place in a warm draft free area and let rise 18-20 hours.
How to make Biga-in-a-biga?
To make the Biga-In a large bowl add the water and yeast, let sit five minutes the stir to combine.Add the flour and stir just until the flour has absorbed all the water. Do not form a dough.
What is a biga in bread?
A biga, or 'starter', adds flavor and extra leavening power to bread dough. Place the warm water in a small bowl, and sprinkle the yeast over the top.

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