Cranberry Christmas Bread: Biga

Preparation info
  • Makes About

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


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By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 2014

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Gold Medal bread flour (or half other brand


In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and yeast. Whisk in the salt. With a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, stir in the water. Continue stirring for 3 to 5 minutes, or until very stiff and smooth. The biga should be tacky enough to cling slightly to your fingers.

Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap that has been lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray (or place it in a 2 cu