100% Whole Grain Bread With Biga/Soaker

Recipe by Red_Apple_Guy
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 32
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • .Mix the biga ingredients, cover and let rest for 1 hour at room temperature. Then, refrigerate for 3 to 18 hours.
  • Mix the soaker, cover and rest for 4 to 19 hours.
  • To make the bread, warm the biga at room temperature or in low heat (<100F) until room temperature.
  • Spread the biga on a floured counter and layer the soaker over that. Cut dough into 12 pieces and add to mixing bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix and knead for 7 - 8 minutes. Rest for 5 minutes and knead for 1 to 2 more minutes until a moderate windowpane is achieved.
  • Do a stretch and fold. On a lightly floured counter, stretch the dough into a rectangle and fold it like a letter going into an envelope. Turn 90 deg and fold again. Invert and place in an oiled bowl or straight sided clear container.
  • Rest for 20 minutes and do another stretch and fold and return to container.
  • After the dough has risen to one and a half times it's original volume (30 to 45 more minutes), turn out onto a floured counter.
  • Shape into loaves and pan. Let rise, covered with oiled plastic, for 45 minutes or so or until loaves are risen to 150% of their volume.
  • Bake in preheated 375F oven until 190-200F internally, about 35-40 minutes. Cool on rack before slicing.
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