Preparation info
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Appears in
The Duck Cookbook

By James Peterson

Published 2003

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For the Sponge Starter

  • cup warm milk (it should feel barely warm when you touch it with the back of a finger)
  • 1 packet (


To make the sponge

Place the milk, yeast, egg, and 1 cup of the flour in a mixing bowl or in the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer. Use a wooden spoon or the paddle blade to lightly combine these ingredients—there’s no need for actual kneading at this point—and t