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Problem with dissolving biga

"Max Prola" <lj64@dial.pipex.com>
Wed, 9 Sep 1998 07:58:32 +0100
I have been making bread with a starter for many years and occassionally a
problem develops with it and I am curious as to why it happens.

A few times a year, the biga, made according to Carol Field's directions,
has just fallen apart when mixed with water. I begin to mix it using the
paddle of the KitchenAid mixer and the biga just dissolves completely. 
This has happened with biga stored in the fridge for a few days or even
with one made the night before.

Any ideas about this mystery?

Many thanks for whatever thoughts anyone might have.

Max Prola, PhD
The Croft, High Legh
Knutsford, Cheshire
WA16 0QN