Special doughs #1: Pizza dough with biga
July 18, 2022 Julia Haberecht
Rezepte | Ratgeber
Rezepte | Ratgeber
You want to give your pizza dough the finishing touch? In this series we collect ideas.
Pimp your pizza dough: #1 Biga
You are happy with your pizza dough at home and want to try variations. Then we have a few suggestions for you in this series with recipes from our chef Fili. We start with pizza dough with biga. A little information about biga itself: Biga is an Italian solid pre-dough made from flour, water and yeast. Biga gives you a thick crust. Biga brings a slightly sour and nutty flavour to the dough and keeps it fresh for a long time. It has a long resting time (15-18 hours) at 16 degrees until you can start kneading your actual pizza dough.
3g fresh yeast
3g fresh yeast
10g olive oil
10g olive oil
Mix all the ingredients for the Biga dough, cover in an airtight bowl and leave to rest at 16-20 degrees for 15-18 hours.
Then mix the ingredients of the main dough with the Biga dough and knead into a homogeneous dough - by hand or with a machine. Then let the dough rest for 1 hour and portion out the dough pieces. Then let it rest again for two hours until the dough has doubled in size.
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Bernardi My Miss Baker
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Fontana Maestro - Introductory price !!!!
Fontana Maestro The Maestro - the powerful family oven. The novelty 2022 from the house Fontana Forni. The Maestro is a compact all-rounder. He is mobile on balcony or terrace with and without undercarriage. With him we conjure up pizza, meat, vegetables and everything your heart desires. Its perfect finish Made in Italy guarantees high temperatures and full flexibility. And as the icing on the cake, the Fontana Maestro was awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2022. The jury's statement: "The Maestro outdoor pizza oven owes its high level of user comfort to its well thought-out functionality. In addition, the elegant design language is inspiring." (Source: www.red-dot.org) And that makes the Maestro a small and fine family oven: The perfect curvature of the vault, which facilitates air circulation. uniform air movements guarantee even cooking. The fact that Fontana Forni is the only company that positions the gas burner on the bottom (and not on the side) to obtain a well distributed heat in even less time. The smoke evacuation circuit, which ensures that the heat stays inside the cooking chamber even longer, for lower gas consumption. These and many other innovations are the result of Italian tradition and high engineering. Immediately ready for use upon delivery The stove is delivered already assembled by the skilled hands of our craftsmen. Incl. set for gas connection (pressure reducer, hose and connection). The fireclay plates are loose but secure in the base, as with all high-quality stoves. The Maestro is thus immediately upon delivery Ready for PIZZA !!! To bake a perfect pizza, to roast meat and fish, to bake crispy and juicy bread, has never been so easy and TRANSPORTABLE! Maestro is the new portable and fully assembled gas pizza oven from Fontana: ready to use in a few seconds and in a few moments the best pizzas are baked. Usable cooking surface of 60x40 cm, for performances equivalent to those of a professional oven. Best materials for best cooking and baking results Made of painted steel and stainless steel, it is equipped with a chimney and a rainproof cap, a steel door with an anti-fire handle and an analog thermometer. Inside, a thick steel flame beater provides better heat distribution and protects the steel vault from any heat stress. The high performance of the Maestro 60 is also ensured by the highly insulating material that insulates the hood, allowing high temperatures to be reached in less time with lower fuel consumption. The Maestro 40 - the smallest of the family The smallest of the family, but with the largest cooking surface on the market in its category: 40x40cm. Made of painted steel and stainless steel, it is equipped with a chimney and rain hood, steel door with anti-fire handle and analog thermometer. Inside, a thick steel flame beater ensures better heat distribution and protects the steel vault from any heat stress. The high performance of the Maestro 40 is also ensured by the highly insulating material that insulates the hood, allowing high temperatures to be reached in less time with lower fuel consumption.The igniter of the gas burner has a replaceable battery located at the front left of the bottom of the stove, which can be easily replaced by the user.