I had seen a yeast starter or Biga recommended for certain bread recipes as I pursue my love of carbohydrates. I’m finding that it makes a big difference in my breads by doing this simple starter ahead of time. Simply place the following ingredients in a starter jar, mason jar is great for this.

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 packet dry bread yeast

Combine into a paste, and allow to sit in a warm dry place overnight. I stick mine in the microwave to avoid contamination or nosy kitties.