The day before baking, prepare sponge by mixing all ingredients for 6 minutes on a low speed. Place into a plastic container and let rest for 18 hours in a cooler.
The next day, combine all ingredients (including sponge) in a spiral mixer and blend for 4 minutes on its first speed and 5 minutes on its second speed, or until dough is fully developed. While mixing, maintain the dough temperature at 78°F (26°C). Once the dough has been mixed, let rest for 30 minutes.
Next, divide and shape dough as desired. Suggestions for scaling dough include 1 lb. 3 oz. (540 g) for loaves, 2.5 oz. (70 g) portions for buns and 8 oz. (250 g) portions for demi baguettes. Once scaled, bench a second time for 15 minutes before shaping as desired.
Before baking, proof loaves or buns in a covered rack for 60 to 75 minutes at room temperature depending on size. Then, score as desired and then bake in deck oven heated to 410°F (210°C) with steam for 25 to 30 minutes depending on size. Remove from oven, let cool.
The above is a suggestion only.
Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.