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Basic Sponge

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pk Yeast
  • 1 1/4 c Warm (105 to 115 degrees)
  • 1 c Whole-wheat flour
  • 1 c Bread flour


Combine yeast and warm water in 3-quart bowl. Let stand until some yeast
clumps rise to surface. Gradually stir in flours. Mixture will be very
thick. Cover with plastic.

Let stand overnight in warm place. Sponge will double and become puffy. Use
as directed in recipes. Makes enough for 2 baguettes, 16 rolls and 2
focaccia loaves.

One batch of sponge contains about:

882 calories; 12 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol; 32 grams protein; 2.5 grams
fiber; 4% calories from fat.

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