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Spelt flour bread with biga


for the biga

100 gr flour
1/4 tsp dry yeast
50 ml - 75 ml water

for the bread

450 gr spelt flour
1 tsp salt
300 ml water


First, make the biga: in a small bowl pour in the water, add the yeast and little by little the flour.Using a silicone spatula make a dough.

Cover the dough with a cling film and leave it on room temperature for at least 18 hours up to 24 or a bit longer.

Next day make the bread: Put 300 ml of water into a big bowl, add the biga mixture and mix everything up using your hands.

Add the flour and make a dough.

Kneed the dough for a while before adding the salt ( sprinkle the salt all over the dough ) and continue kneading.

Now roll the dough and fold it like a envelopе.

Put the dough back in a bowl, cover with cling film and leave it to double the size for minimum of 3 hours.

After that, put the dough on flowered surface, flat the dough and fold it like a envelopе just like you did before.

Let the dough rest for minimum of 30 minutes.

I usually bake all my breads in a meat roaster.

Put the roaster dish with its lid in a cool oven, heat the oven to 220 C, when the oven is ready, take the roaster out, place the bread inside, cover with lid and put it back in the oven.

Bake the bread on 220 C for 20 minutes then 30 more minutes on 190 C.

If you haven't got a roaster, you can bake the bread in a ordinary baking tray, make sure the dough is covered with generous amount of flour or semolina.