Scali Braided Boule with 2 day old biga
I used my 2 day old biga on the loaf that is sliced. The other boule is still a Scali experiment in the works! Scali has become one of our favorite everyday breads. The flavor is so delicious. What the olive oil does to the crumb is so pretty and seems like you are eating buttery pastry and the sesame seeds just add more nutty toasty flavor...I don't know how else to discribe it. Now I know why this is such a popular bread in New England Italian baking! It's traditionally a 3 rope braid. I like the shape boule's give for sliced bread so I did a round 4 strand boule braid. If you haven't tried this bread yet you are missing out on a simply delicious italian loaf. The recipe can be found on the http://www.kingarthurflour.com recipes section under yeast breads- Scali bread. This bread was baked in beautiful loaves by weavershouse and posted the other day in her blog..she has the bug too! : )
I used a little different mixing method on this loaf and adding a little more King Arthur All Purpose flour.