1 half of biga recipe
1 red wheat flour
3 cup bread flower
1/4 tsp yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup very warm water
Toss onto a cutting board, don't flour it unless it sticks badly, and if you want to flour only use a little at a time. Try to use a dough scraper to lift the dough instead of using more flour. Form into a ball and put in an oiled bowl or tupper wear. Cover with plastic wrap or a lid and let rise for an hour. After an hour it will have only risen a little but put it out onto a very lightly floured board and gently push into a rectangle.
One hour before ready to bake preheat your oven with your baking stone to 475 and a pan.
When it has doubled slash it about 1/2 inch deep down one side or both sides with a sharp knife.
Spray the bread with water from a spray bottle.
Open the oven and put the baking pan right ontop of the baking stone.
Add 6 peices of ice to the other pan and then spray the inside of the oven with the spray bottle just to make the most amount of steam possible. Steam makes the crust crispy.
Once the crust is golden brown remove and let cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours or the bread will collapse on you if you cut it.